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Reopening Muslim Minds: A Return to Reason, Freedom, and Tolerance

In his new book, Mustafa Akyol diagnoses “the crisis of Islam” in the modern world and offers an authentic way forward. Diving deeply into Islamic theology, and sharing lessons from his own life, Akyol reveals how Muslims lost the universalism that made them a great civilization in their earlier centuries. He especially demonstrates how values often associated with Western Enlightenment—freedom, reason, tolerance, and an appreciation of science—had Islamic counterparts, which sadly were cast aside in favor of more dogmatic views, often for political ends.

Jack Miles

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Religious Studies, University of California, Irvine