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omidsafi Omid Safi is the author of Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters (HarperOne 2009). Memories of Muhammad provides a new biography of the Prophet of Islam as the role model for millions of modern Muslims. In this new biography, Omid Safi, a rising scholar of Islam, presents a portrait of Muhammad that reveals his centrality in the devotions of modern Muslims around the world. Covering such hot button issues such as the spread of Islam, holy wars, the role of women, the significance of Jerusalem, tensions with Jews and Christians, wahabbi Islam, and the role of cyberspace in the evolution of the religion, Memories of Muhammad presents Muhammad as a lens through which to present the unfolding of both Islamic history and Islamic religion.
Diana_Butler_Bass Diana Butler Bass is the author of seven books on the history and practice of Christianity, including "Christianity for the Rest of Us," a study of mainline Protestantism and "A People's History of Christianity." She writes for The Huffington Post and Beliefnet and frequently comments in the media about American religion. She is a practicing Christian (an Episcopalian) and takes as her motto Jesus's words, "Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Do this and you will live."
Randall_Balmer Randall Balmer is an Episcopal priest and professor of American religious history at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is editor-at-large for Christianity Today, and his commentaries on religion in America have appeared in Sojourners, The Nation, the New York Times, and in newspapers across the country. He is author of numerous books, including God in the White House: A History How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush. He lives in Woodbury, Connecticut with his wife Catherine Randall, who is also a professor and an author.
PuyoPuyo "...and patiently you'd wait, 'till I came to my senses through some miracle of fate..."
ChristopherTK (It looks like PBS should have titled this, " God(s) In America?" CTK.) Because if you’re not actively defending the truth, you’re allowing the lies to gain more traction. Hemant Mehta
JJ_606 Among the many attributes of God love is second to none. Love is the desire to do good to others. If we desire to do good to others then we desire to do the Father's will.
legal_pilgrim "Revealed religion has no weight with me." [Benjamin Franklin]
sulllisa "Nobody knows anything, Joe. We'll take this leap, and we'll see. We'll jump, and we'll see. That's life, right? " - Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
bartholomew If you exclude anyone from the Kingdom of God, that one person you exclude will be you. "All other goals are at the cost of God." A Course in Miracles "Your worth is not established by teaching or learning, your worth is established by God." A Course in Miracles "Fear condemns and love forgives. Forgiveness thus undoes what fear has produced, returning the mind to the awareness of God." A Course in Miracles
FatherDwight "Nothing stronger than an Idea whose time has come." -Teilhard de Chardin
Terri The biggest error in our thinking is in perceiving God as an authority figure, like a stern parent who disciplines us by dispensing reward and punishment for our behavior. How different would our life experiences be if we saw God not as a parent, but as a partner? An energy-generating source that supports our growth in whatever way we create it, via whatever experiences we create, offering nothing but unconditional love? Rather than a watchful figure standing over us in judgment, what if God is simply an energy of love and light that doesn't have an opinion?
tgbarton "I had no need of that hypothesis." - Pierre-Simon Laplace, in his 1872 reply to Emperor Napoleon I, who had asked why he hadn't mentioned God in his discourse on secular variations of the orbits of Saturn and Jupiter.
NAN I AM THEREFORE I AM
Published October 11, 2010