Monthly Archives: February 2018

Interview with Dr. Teemu Taira – Senior Lecturer, Study of Religions, University of Helsinki & Docent, Comparative Religion, University of Turku

by | February 28, 2018

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You are a Senior Lecturer in the Department of the Study of Religions at the University of Helsinki and Docent in the Department of Comparative Religion, University of Turku, Finland. How did you first become interested and involved in these topics? Dr. Teemu Taira: I have spent more than… Read more »

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Street Epistemology: Jehovah’s Witness on Evidence

by | February 27, 2018

Was downtown for work early today and there were two Jehovah’s Witnesses on the street corner with copies of Watchtower and I couldn’t resist a quick chat for some SE practice. I’m paraphrasing this completely from memory, but immediately following our conversation. I found Elizabeth to be more honest than I expected.

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Atheism, Humanism, and Islam with Ammar Anwer

by | February 27, 2018

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You are a columnist for the Daily Times. How did you begin writing there? Ammar Anwer: I had been blogging for The Huffington Post and The Nation before I began to write for the Daily Times. I felt that my articles on Islam in general and Islamism in particular needed to… Read more »

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On the Evolution of Atheism with Dr. Stephen LeDrew

by | February 26, 2018

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You wrote The Evolution of Atheism: The Politics of a Modern Movement (2015). Your doctoral degree is in sociology. In its presentation of your professional research, you look at the rise of a modern branch of atheism called New Atheism. What have been the impacts of the New Atheist movements in… Read more »

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Shaykh Uthman Khan on Ayesha and Fatima

by | February 25, 2018

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  Shaykh Uthman Khan completed his ʻĀlimiyyah degree from Madrasah Taleemul Islam from the United Kingdom. He received a traditional Master’s Degree in Arabic and Islamic Sciences and Specialized in traditionalism and the traditional sciences. He also received an Academic Master’s Degree from the Hartford Seminary in Muslim and Christian Relations and specialized in… Read more »

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This Week in Religion 2018-02-25

by | February 25, 2018

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he and Justin Trudeau agreed to fight terrorism and those who misuse religion to divide people when they met in New Delhi. Modi rolled out reams of red carpet and a horse honour guard, and hugged Trudeau upon his arrival at the presidential palace. Their meeting comes… Read more »

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