John Esposito writes in his "Makers of Contemporary Islam" that:
Faruqi's Palestinian roots, Arab heritage, and Islamic faith made the man and informed his life and work as a scholar.
My colleagues pointed out that this sentence is confusing because:
"made the man" used in this sentence is general and therefore, not specifically describes Faruqi. "made the man" not gives complete meanings. I mean made the man what?
Please let me know your thoughts about this sentence.