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The Decline of Institutionalized Religion, and the Future of Faith in Europe.

Leonard O Goenaga Professor Thiel CPO3103 November 24, 2008 The Decline of Institutionalized Religion, and the Future of Faith in Europe.  When asked to define Western European historical identity, several things come to mind: the birth of the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the Scientific revolution, the birthplace of democracy, the enlightenment, modernism, secularization, and others. … Continue reading

The Qur’an, Islam, Man and God

Leonard O Goenaga REL4205 Professor Musa The Qur’an, Islam, Man, and God When asked to define Islam to a non-believer, a Muslim may respond with a simple repetition of the shahadah: La ilaha illa Allah; Muhammad rasul Allah (There is no God but God; Muhammad is the messenger of God). The simple creed is quite … Continue reading

Iran’s Theocratic Attempt at Hybrid Democracy

Leonard O Goenaga Professor Friedheim CPO2002 Comparative Politics April 10, 2007 Iran’s Theocratic Attempt at Hybrid Democracy “Is Iran inventing a unique, new and Islamic form of democracy?”   Outline   I.      Opening a.     “I walked up to my friend Hani, who happens to be an Iranian Native, and gave him a quick quiz on … Continue reading