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At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted read more

At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France.

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Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from read more

Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength.

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Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal read more

Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion.

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And sometimes it's the very otherness of a stranger, someone who doesn't belong to our ethnic or ideological or religious read more

And sometimes it's the very otherness of a stranger, someone who doesn't belong to our ethnic or ideological or religious group, an otherness that can repel us initially, but which can jerk us out of our habitual selfishness, and give us intonations of that sacred otherness, which is God.

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A Short History of Myth.

A Short History of Myth.

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