COLD WAR STUDIES
I’m really glad to have you join me for the Cold War Studies course called Introducing Islam.
Since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Islam has been in the headlines. And, most often in the western world, the religion has not generated positive press. Still, it has generated a lot of interest. Now people who couldn’t even spell it before have read the Qur’an. Or they at least claim to know its message.
Introducing Islam is my attempt to provide you with reliable information on the history and background of Islam.
Some of you know that I — along with my family — spent several years living and working in the Middle East. In preparation for this adventure, I read everything that I could get my hands on that would give me some insight into the social and religious traditions of the region. Then, while living in Iran, I learned more.
The first post in this course spells out some preliminary thoughts. Look for the link in your “welcome e-mail.” Future lessons will be delivered to your inbox.
Thanks again for your interest!