Tag Archives: Qur’an

Romanticizing the Qur’an

I recently saw this TED video over at Sociological Images. Although Sociological Images is one of my favorite blogs, there are serious problems with it, and I wish there had been some critical commentary in the post. Here are just … Continue reading

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The Author of the Qur’an Revealed! And it’s you.

Suddenly the Qur’an is bubbling with ecological insights and environmental sensitivity: Islam teaches a deep love of the planet, because loving the planet means loving ourselves and loving our Creator. -Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the … Continue reading

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Religious Essentialism

I spend a good bit of time in my courses trying to disrupt religious essentialism: the idea that all practitioners in a religious tradition share some essence, that such an essence determines their behavior, or that their beliefs are the … Continue reading

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