Volume 4. Issue 1, Fall 2010

Religious Pluralism in Iran’s Islamic Tradition

Abbas Yazdani

The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, it critiques the exclusivist reaction to the encounter of religious diversity, that is, the claim that only one religion can be right and all others must be wrong. I promote religious pluralism as the epistemologically and morally superior strategy of reaction. Second, I will show that commitments to religious pluralism can be found in Islamic teachings, demonstrating the consistency between religious pluralism and Islamic teachings,especially with reference to Rumi’s works (Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, 1207-1273) and the Qur’an itself.

Defining Forgiveness

Some Reflections on David Konstan’s Before Forgiveness
Joseph Liechty

In Before Forgiveness: The Origins of a Moral Idea, David Konstan, Emeritus Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Brown University, brings his vast knowledge

The Destructive Power of Religion: Violence in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Even a cursory exploration of history, or of the evening news, makes the reality of religious violence glaringly apparent.

Being Benevolence: The Social Ethics of Engaged Buddhism

Sallie King’s Being Benevolence: The Social Ethics of Engaged Buddhism provides an overdue and thoughtful scholarly analysis of the often misunderstood or completely

Refusing War, Affirming Peace: A History of Civilian Public Service Camp No. 21 at Cascade Locks

During conflict-based “national crises,” such as the one surrounding US deployment during World War II, pressures to “choose sides,” “rally round the

Contesting Patriotism: Culture, Power, and Strategy in the Peace Movement

Professors Woerhle, Coy, and Maney have written an interesting book about how peace movement organizations (PMOs) have marketed their messages to promote public dialogue on matters

Toward a Credible Pacifism: Violence and the Possibility of Politics

Dustin Ells Howes’ book is challenging, as indicated by its title, and important and groundbreaking, as indicated by its subtitle.

Censoring the Prophetic

How Constantinian and Progressive Jews Censor Debate about the Future of the Jewish and Palestinian People
Marc H. Ellis

In the mid 1980s I first encountered attempts to censor my thoughts on the question of Israel and Palestine.

A Decade of the Neo-McCarthyite Assault on Middle East Studies

Joel Beinin

Efforts to discredit critical thinking about the Middle East on North American college and university campuses are not new.

The Attack on Academic Freedom

An Historical Perspective
Lawrence Davidson

American history is characterized by periodic episodes of self-abuse.

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