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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Early Middle Ages: Part One

Great Courses:  The Early Middle Ages:  Part One, by Professor Philip Daileader As someone who is particularly fond of the early middle ages despite its obscurity and the lack of historical source material [1], I found this course to be … Continue reading

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Y U No Finish: The Road To Elephants

The Road To Elephants, by Maram Taibah [Note:  This book, or at least part of it, was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Usually when a book ends up in this … Continue reading

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What’s Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander

Rumors can be a dangerous thing in an atmosphere or paranoia and mistrust.  During the 1780’s, for example, gossip about the royal family of France helped lead to a calamitous decline in the trust that the French political population had … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Koran

The Koran, translated from the Arabic by J.M. Rodwell In reading and reviewing a book like this I find myself at a great disadvantage in at least two respects.  For one, I cannot help reading this book critically as an … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Great World Religions: Islam

Great Course:  Great World Religions:  Islam, by Professor John L. Esposito This course is taught by someone who is considered to be an expert on interaction between Islam and the West, although he is not a Muslim himself.  In listening … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Great Figures Of The Old Testament: Part One

Great Courses:  Great Figures Of The Old Testament:  Part One, by Professor Amy-Jill Levine Your enjoyment of this particular Great Course [1] will depend on what you bring into it, as is the case with those subjects where political and … Continue reading

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Life In The Dar Al-Harb

In classical Islamic jurisprudence, the world is divided into two sections, the world of Islam and the world of conflict.  Yet we know that this definition is far too simplistic if we know anything about the world.  The world of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abraham: A Journey To The Heart Of Three Faiths

Abraham:  A Journey To The Heart Of Three Faiths, by Bruce Feiler Although I am not particularly fond of the author’s views when it comes to scripture, and there is certainly a lot to find fault with here in those … Continue reading

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The Muslim Minority As Dhimmi

As someone who tends to keep my ear to the ground when it comes to concerns and fears about religious minorities, for somewhat personal reasons [1], it should probably come as little surprise that I view the recent terror attack … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Fight For Jerusalem: Radical Islam, The West, And The Fight For The Holy City

The Fight For Jerusalem:  Radical Islam, The West, And The Fight For The Holy City, by Dore Gold As someone who reads a fair amount of the Middle East [1], I have certain expectations about a book like this.  I … Continue reading

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