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Podcast Ep 37 Islam in Western Academia


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Zirrar talks to Professor of Islamic Research at Georgetown, John L. Esposito. They discuss in regards to the research of Islam in Western academia and the identification disaster confronted by some Muslims within the West submit 9/11. In addition they talk about the strategy lecturers and college students of Islam ought to take transferring on from Orientalism. 

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE

  • Demographic variations between American and British / European Muslims 
  • John Esposito’s background 
  • How 9/11 modified the way in which minorities recognized / had been recognized by the state and media
  • Distinction in Islam’s visibility earlier than and after the Iranian Revolution in 1979, and 9/11
  • How these main world occasions formed the general public view on Islam
  • What is going to it take for Islam to be accepted as part of the identical scriptural custom as Jews and Christians? 
  • The necessity to get past Orientalism
  • Adjustments in academia: the rise in Muslim lecturers
  • Structural points confronted by Muslim lecturers 
  • How the quick tempo of cultural change within the West is affecting Christians and Muslims
  • Do Muslims must align with adherents of the Abrahamic faiths?
  • What strategy ought to one take to find out about Islam if not acquainted with it? 
  • Enhancements within the subject of Islamic Research
  • Why Muslims should have interaction with Western literature and the wealthy tradition and historical past of Europe 
  • Is faith dying within the West, or is there a non secular revival occurring? 
  • Advances in interfaith dialogue 
  • Censorship in a divided Muslim media 

PEOPLE / THINGS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

John L. Esposito is College Professor, Professor of Faith and Worldwide Affairs, and Professor of Islamic Research at Georgetown College. John L. Esposito is Founding Director of the Alwaleed Middle for Muslim-Christian Understanding and The Bridge Initiative: Defending Pluralism – Ending Islamophobia within the Walsh College of Overseas Service. He’s the creator of greater than 55 books. Full Bio

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