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ERIC Number: EJ940529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Islamo-Correctness at Hartford Seminary
Bieszad, Andrew
Academic Questions, v24 n1 p50-58 Mar 2011
In Islamic studies at universities today it has become difficult to disagree with Islam and still maintain one's credibility, safety, or ability to study in school. Academia has refused to question Islamic teachings, and has thus become a participant in promoting Islamic orthodoxy at the expense of academic integrity. The author's story begins at Hartford Seminary (HS) in Hartford, Connecticut, a small Protestant seminary with the oldest Islamic studies program in America. In this article, the author recounts his often harrowing experience as a student at the now secular "interfaith seminary," where the Koran is not subject to critical analysis but is taught according to Islamic orthodoxy, and Muslims are permitted shocking leeway in their verbal interactions with non-Muslim students and in promoting their faith on campus. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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