Objective: Articulate the major ideas of Islamic Theism.
Mindset: Dispel myths about Islam to better understand its true impact.
As within Christianity, it is difficult to describe the breadth and disparity within Islam as believed and practiced across the globe. This section provides a very brief overview of Islamic Theism as a philosophical system and asks you to research the demographics of Islam across the globe. In what ways might frequent presentations in mass media of “Jihad” and the emergence of radical Islam skew what is understood about Islamic beliefs and practice worldwide? In what sense could it be said that Islam is a “peaceful” religion?
Read Chapter 10 of The Universe Next Door by Sire.
The teachings of Islam are spreading around the world at an increasing rate. Research how many followers of Islam live in the Middle East, the United States, the European Union, and Africa.
Prepare to discuss how the data has changed over the last 20 years. What are experts predicting about the growth of Islam in the next 20 years?
Initial post due by Wednesday. Write a 200-word post addressing the points above. Be sure to include information from appropriate texts with proper citations.