What if Trump's upcoming speech in Saudi Arabia signifies a shift at the level of discourse -- one that effectively propels international relations into a new, post clash of civilizations framework? A post clash framework no longer requires any allusion to the idea that the west has a moral duty to help Islam revive its lost greatness, … Continue reading A post clash of civilizations framework?
Is what Freud did to Judaism in Moses and Monotheism taking place in the work of Fethi Benslama, a leading Lacanian Islamic studies scholar today?
I've been reading Wilfred Cantwell Smith's The Meaning and End of Religion and finding his argument for going beyond the term religion obviously compelling. In the context of today's new atheism, however, Smith's text is far too sophisticated and actually grounded in theology to be taken too seriously by the pop new atheist movement. For … Continue reading The Special Case of Islam