Professor John Esposito’s new book on Islam, with foreword by Karen Armstrong.
UN AoC Ambassador and HLG member Professor John L. Esposito has written a new book on “The Future of Islam” (Oxford University Press, January 2010).
In this book, with a foreword by HLG Group member and UNAoC Ambassador Karen Armstrong, Professor Esposito draws on an eminent career as a expert on the interaction of Islam and politics to explore several important themes that affect the future of Islam as well as its relation to domestic and international politics.
The book is solidly grounded in Professor Esposito’s deep knowledge of Islam and Muslims, data derived from several Gallup polls on Muslims, and personal interactions with key figures in both the Muslim and Western worlds. As described by Oxford University Press: “Here Esposito explores the major questions and issues that face Islam in the 21st century and that will deeply affect global politics: Is Islam compatible with modern notions of democracy, rule of law, gender equality, and human rights? How representative and widespread is Islamic fundamentalism and the threat of global terrorism? Can Muslim minority communities be loyal citizens in America and Europe? The book also turns the mirror on the US and Europe, revealing how we appear to Muslims.”
John L. Esposito is University Professor of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown University and Founding Director of thePrince Alwaleed Bin-Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. He is the editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islam and The Oxford History of Islam, and author of many other acclaimed works about Islam.