A multimedia, multi-faith publication about the ideas that shape the modern world from the first Muslim liberal arts college in the United States, Zaytuna College.
Cultivating the Life Skill of Writing
The mere act of writing for one’s self tends to reveal the fact that each one of us contains multitudes. When we write in our diaries or journals, we employ rhetorical devices even though our audience is within us. Scott Crider and Sarah Barnette discuss how conversing with one’s self through writing treats the self like the other in a useful way, giving us liberal room to persuade or represent ourselves.
Are Believers a Political Tribe? (Asma T. Uddin and Caner K. Dagli)
In this episode, philosopher Caner K. Dagli speaks with attorney Asma T. Uddin on the path she sees for Muslims to effect real change for themselves without succumbing to tribalism and explores her views on the increasingly antiquated and often constricting allegiances of left and right.
Equality in the Ancient World with Juan Cole and Ubaydullah Evans
In this episode, Ubaydullah Evans interviews the historian Juan Cole on his forthcoming article for Renovatio that addresses the issue of equality by examining the text and context of the Qur’an.
What Makes a Book "Great"? Fr. Francisco Nahoe and Sarah Barnette
Sarah Barnette, a scholar of Victorian literature, speaks with Fr. Francisco Nahoe on great books and the pleasure of reading.
From Fanaticism to Faith: Joram van Klaveren and Ubaydullah Evans
Joram van Klaveren’s story is one about the dangers of fanaticism but also the courage to follow truth even when it is unpopular and life-altering.
The Decline of Language and the Rise of Nothing: Hamza Yusuf and Thomas Hibbs
Hamza Yusuf interviews President Thomas Hibbs, former president of the University of Dallas, on the importance of rekindling a love of language so we might better articulate ourselves and possess the words to describe our experience of the world.
Show notes: https://renovatio.zaytuna.edu/media/the-decline-of-language-and-the-rise-of-nothing
Thank you for such a wonderful set of conversations. Inspiring, thoughtful and practical.