In a post-September 11 world, many Americans and Europeans have wrongly views and values of the mainstream Muslim majority with the beliefs and actions of an extremist minority. Georgetown University Professor John Esposito challenges Western perceptions of Islam and examines the new ways fostering dialogue between communities.
John L. Esposito is a University Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. His specialty is Islam and Politics, Religion and International Affairs, Islam and Global Terrorism, and the impact of Islamic movements from North Africa to Southeast Asia. Editor-in-Chief of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, and The Islamic World: Past and Present, his more than 30 books include: What Everyone Should Know About Islam: Questions and Answers, Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, Islam and Politics, Islam and Democracy (with J. Voll), Islam: The Straight Path, Women in Muslim Family Law, Geography of Religion: Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk (with S. Hitchcock) and World Religions Today (with D. Fasching and T. Lewis). Professor Esposito teaches classes on Islam and Politics, Islam and the West, Women in Islam, Islam and Global Terrorism and Religion in International Affairs.
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