No god but God, The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam (12 weeks)
W 2017

Using the newest edition of  Reza Aslan's comprehensive and fascinating book as a base of discussion, we delve into the story of Muhammad's life over 14 centuries ago- his world, and the creation, development, and evolution  of the religion known as Islam. Aslan seeks in this book  to interpret Islam by  merging the religion's myths with  the spiritual , cultural, and historic landscape in which the myths arose so long ago. How was  Muhammad's revolutionary message of moral accountability and social egalitarianism gradually reinterpreted by his successors into the competing ideologies that rule the Muslim world today,  and how did  these competing ideologies spill into modern  politics . This book is an argument for reform. Is it needed? Is it possible? Is it apostasy? What other different points of view do other  Muslim scholars bring?