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OUP Podcast on Religion featuring among others. . . me.

The OUP blog does a podcast series called the Oxford Comment that might be of interest to our readers. The latest one is about religion and features Christopher Hitchens, Tariq Ramadan, Nick Mafi, and David Sehat (yours truly). Hitchens and Ramadan talk about their debate at the 92nd Street Y from a few months back about whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. Mafi, whose great uncle was prime minister of Iran in the 1920s, talks about his changing views as a non-practicing Muslim-American after the September 11 attacks. And I situate the contemporary American debate about religion in public life within its wider historical and legal context by drawing upon my forthcoming book, The Myth of American Religious Freedom, which will be published next month. You can listen to podcast by clicking here.

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  1. Thanks for the link…and I’m looking forward to your book (my formal training is in Religious Studies and, in addition to Ratio Juris and The Literary Table, I blog at ReligiousLeftLaw.com).

    If perchance you and/or your students would be interested, I’ve composed bibliographies for Judaism, Christianity, Islamic Studies, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Classical Chinese Worldviews (largely Mohism, Confucianism and Daoism). You can find them here: http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/2010/10/online-research-bibliographies.html

    Best wishes,

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