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Islamic Reformation, etc…

July 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Addressing the issue of Islam critically in several posts over the last few days requires some clarification, viz. that this is a view from the left. The questions of immigration, and Islam in Europe are of course highly controversial, and many rightists have addressed the question earning the label of ‘Islamophobia’ from the left, which […]

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Tags: General · Islam

Islam, Protestantism, and secularism

July 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Comment on Conservative Confusion of Western Civilization…. James said, July 20, 2009 at 5:53 pm · ” Islam has exactly the potential that emerged with Protestantism from Catholicism to be a secular religious matrix in the context of modernization. In fact, it might be too fair to hope for such an outcome in what seems […]

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Tags: Islam · secularism

Conservative confusion of Western civilization, vs Islam

July 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

History, and histories, of Islam The problem with many of these critics of Islam, such as Spencer, mentioned in one of the comments, is that they drift into a right-wing perspective and then become proponents of ‘Western Civilization’ (whatever that is) and defenders of Christian traditionalism and religion against Islam, the status of secularism remaining […]

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Tags: globalization · History · Islam · secularism · The Axial Age · The Eonic Effect

History, and histories, of Islam

July 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Comment on ‘Karen Armstrong vs Brigitte Gabriel The historical facts are, you are correct, essential here, but they are not easily arrived at with the history of Islam. Robert Spencer’s revelations also have their problems! All these ‘factual historians’ are all too right wing. Still, you are right, the histories here fail to arrive at […]

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Tags: History · Islam