11 New Books We Recommend This Week

(The New York Times, January 3, 2019)—The editor describes: “Cole offers an ambitiously revisionist picture of the father of Islam, replacing the idea of a militant leader with one of a peacemaker who wanted only to preach his monotheism freely and even sought “multicultural” harmony.” Read the full article here»

Illuminating Islam’s Peaceful Origins

(The New York Times, December 26, 2018)—In the article, the author wrote: “Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires, is not just eruditely informative, but also ambitiously revisionist, with two unorthodox arguments he keenly advances throughout the book.” Read the full article here»