Citation for Atomism

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"Atomism." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Jan 22, 2022. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e236>.

Chicago

"Atomism." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e236 (accessed Jan 22, 2022).

Atomism

A theory adopted in Sunni and Shii theology proposing that the world consists of two kinds of primary entities: atoms, which are conjoined to form bodies, and the accidents that reside in these atoms, each of which contains a single discrete instance of a characteristic or its contrary. Atoms exist through many instants, whereas accidents, since they exist for only an instant, must constantly be created anew by God.

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