Patrick J. Ryan
The reopening, after eight years, of the Islamic galleries at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has brought considerable fanfare. The galleries provide all people of faith with a place of pilgrimage only a few miles north of Ground Zero, a place to meditate on the beauty and mercy of God reflected in these precious artifacts from the far-flung Islamic world.
Ryan recommends "this succinct book...to anyone faced with gloom-and-doom interlocutors who bloviate about the 'clash of civilizations' or mourn the passing of the civilized 'West,about to be overrun by prolific Muslims with multiple wives and dozens of children."
Ten years after the terrible devastation of September 11, we live in sacred time. All time is sacred, the imprint of a timeless, eternal God—the traces of God’s mysterious presence in the toil and stress, the joy and struggle of history.
‘Three Faiths’ at New York’s Public Library
Although I hate to admit that I was ever unhappy in Africa, where I lived for twenty-six years, I have to confess that my first year as a Jesuit scholastic in Nigeria, over forty years ago, was not the easiest, either for me or for the fellow Jesuits with whom I lived, or (to put it more honestly) who had to live with me.
Not all Muslims think alike
In The Flight of the Intellectuals, a study of the Swiss Muslim thinker Tariq Ramadan and Ramadan's admirers in the Western press, Paul Berman shows he's in over his head.