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  • Bernard Lewis on Understanding Islam

    06/26/2002 5:59:09 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies · 624+ views
    First Things ^ | May 2002 | Richard John Neuhaus
    Bernard Lewis on Understanding Islam Richard John Neuhaus The mention of his name is usually accompanied by descriptives such as “the distinguished,” “the eminent,” or “the renowned.” Frequently he is simply called “the doyen of Middle Eastern studies.” All such honorifics are amply deserved. Going back many years, Bernard Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern studies at Princeton, has been a personal friend and, more than anyone else, my guru on matters Islamic. His new book is What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response (Oxford University Press). It is a mix of lectures and essays from the 1990s,...