Posts Tagged ‘John Esposito’

July 21st, 2010

Tamara Sonn on The Future of Islam

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Tamara Sonn, Professor of Religion and Humanities at the College of William and Mary, reviews The Future of Islam, by John L. Esposito.

February 5th, 2010

John Esposito speaks on The Future of Islam

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Leading scholar of Islam John L. Esposito spoke recently at the Carnegie Council in New York City, addressing both the perception of Islam in the West and the prospects for reform within Islamic societies, themes which he takes up in his latest book, The Future of Islam.

January 7th, 2010

Responding to terrorism

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At the Huffington Post, John L. Esposito explores the appeal of extremist Islamic stances and suggests how the United States might aptly respond to the threat of terrorism and curtail its spread.

December 23rd, 2009

The Future of Islam

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John Esposito‘s latest book, The Future of Islam, will be available in February 2010 from Oxford University Press.

December 21st, 2009

Thomas Friedman taken to task

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At the Huffington Post John O. Voll and John Esposito rebut in no uncertain terms Thomas L. Friedman’s most recent New York Times op-ed, which misleadingly claimed broad Muslim support for acts of political violence.

August 24th, 2009

The shared future of Islam and democracy

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In the Huffington Post, Professor of Religion and International Affairs John L. Esposito argues that American and European governments need to take a more nuanced and inclusive tack in their efforts towards democratization in the Arab World—and that means, in particular, acknowledging a legitimate role for non-violent political Islam.

July 1st, 2008

Islamic politics and human rights

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Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im’s expressed goal in Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari’a is to convince Muslims on religious grounds that, in order for Islam to flourish, they need to establish secular states based on the protection of human rights. I would say in response that convincing Muslims of this would inflect Islamic politics progressively in a world where most of the forces that shape Islamic politics are not indigenously Islamic. […]