John Esposito

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‘How can a Muslim write about Jesus?’ The controversy over Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot’

“You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?” is the beginning question in … Continued

How can Muslims and evangelicals work together?

In a couple of weeks, I’m speaking at Wheaton College – often known as the Harvard of Evangelical Christian schools … Continued

From fearing Islam to loving Muslims

Bob Roberts was converted in Afghanistan. That’s a long way from deep East Texas where he grew up. The Afghan … Continued

Intolerance and Islam since 9/11

Martin Luther King Jr. once said that time is neutral – it can be used either destructively or constructively. The … Continued

Fight Islamic extremism through integration

This week I got a report in my inbox about a group of young American Muslims who toured Washington D.C., … Continued

Six steps to real interfaith work

By Bob Robertspastor How can conservative Christians and Muslims build positive and productive relationships with each other without compromising their … Continued

Young Muslim voices: Taking back our religion

By Zeba IqbalExecutive Director of CAMP (Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals) In January, Dr. John Esposito of the … Continued

Balancing Faith, Secularism in Turkey

By James KidnerDirector of the Coexist Foundation As President Obama tries to define how the 21st Century can engage modernity, … Continued

Start by Listening to the Real Muslim World

President Obama seems to be starting off in a good direction with regards the Muslim world. In his first week … Continued

Interfaith? How about INTRAfaith?

At the end of this past school year, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown held … Continued

Learning for His Sake

I recently had a conversation with a friend about defending Islam, especially in public. My friend and I agreed that … Continued

Islam and the Nazi Analogy

A prominent Chicago CEO who heard me speak recently emailed me an article comparing ordinary Muslims today to ordinary Germans … Continued

Who Sings for Islam?

The piece I was going to write – “Who Speaks for Islam”, based on the exceptional new book by Dalia … Continued

Reclaiming the Center

The presidential campaign this year, as it did four years ago, has become too focused on the religious beliefs of … Continued

First Question on 9/11

After Hendi’s prayer, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham welcomed everyone to the program and made introductions. Then Georgetown’s Dr. John Esposito, … Continued

Got Questions? We’ll Try to Get Answers

What does it mean to be Muslim in America? Is the answer political? Social? Cultural? Spiritual? On Faith is going … Continued

Books Recommended by Sally Quinn and John Esposito

“The Face Behind the Veil” by Donna Gehrke-White. “Islam, The Straight Path” by John Esposito. “Caucasus: A Journey to the … Continued

Hadia Mubarak’s Book List

“What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam” by John Esposito. “The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle … Continued

What do Muslims Believe?

Are all Muslims the same and where do most Muslims they live? How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism? … Continued