Answered By: Kristin Boucher
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2017     Views: 293

The reason this topic is particularly difficult to research online is it is what might be called “book topics.” Much has been written on it, but typically this content is found in books and not journal articles. However, there are at least a couple of articles that might be used. Here are the instructions:

  1. The first thing to note is that not all heresies impacted the coming of Islam in the same way. Given the scarcity of resources on this, try concentrating on a particular heresy. Let me recommend Arianism
  2. Click on the link to begin.
  3. Once the above link is selected, look in the top right section or “Collections.”
  4.  Place your mouse over “Collections” and select “Databases.”
  5.  When the results come up, look on the left under “Browse by Subject” and select “Religion & Philosophy.”
  6. When the next page loads, look on the right under “Religion & Philosophy” and select "ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials."
  7. Once in the database, notice the 3 search bars located in the top left section of the page. Above the 3 search bars, it will say "Searching: ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials" and "Choose Databases."
  8. Select "Choose Databases."
  9. Two columns should appear. Please select "ATLA Religion Database, ATLASerials, Religion Collection, Christian Periodical Index, Historical Abstracts, Philosopher's Index, and Religion & Philosophy Collection." Then select "Ok."
  10. Your search terms for this will be something like “Arianism” OR “Arian” AND “Islam” OR “Muslim”. Here’s one of the best articles on the subject.

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