The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization

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Dec 21, 2010, 4:39:10 AM12/21/10
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In recent years media attention for the Muslim world has increased
tremendously and many reputable scholars of Islam have joined the
flurry of publications that is released month after month. With
Following Muhammad -- a thoughtful essay on Islamic spiritual
traditions -- Sufism expert Carl Ernst has attempted to counterbalance
the torrent of books on political radicalism. Bernard Lewis, the
nestor of Islamic history writing, took the easy way and jumped the
bandwagon of Islam-bashing by rehashed his 1999 Vienna Lectures Series
under the title What Went Wrong?

Partially in response to Lewis, fellow-historian Richard Bulliet of
Columbia University dusted off some of the manuscripts in his archives
and then elaborated further on these earlier musings. His The Case for
Islamo-Christian Civilization consists of four essays and, although
the first one was drafted more than thirty years ago, they have been
reworked into a remarkably consistent argument.
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