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Mecca And Its Cube: Part 2

A brief look at the historiography surrounding the Meccan cube—as it purportedly existed in pre-Islamic times—is quite revealing. According to […]

Genesis Of A People

[Author’s Note: This is the third in my “Dubious Origins” trilogy.  The first pertained to Islam (Genesis Of A Holy […]

Genesis Of A Church

CONTEXT FOR A CRUCI-FICTION: It would be an understatement to say that the 1st century A.D. was a precipitous time […]

The History Of Literature II

Compelling Narrative Vehicles: Certain narrative templates have universal appeal, as they tap into something that is endemic to human nature.  […]

The History Of Literature I

The word “poet[ry]” is derived from the Greek “poieses”, which means the will to create / transform.  When it comes […]

The Universality Of Morality

As with any inquiry, we must challenge our own presuppositions.  Sapience is largely about learning how to learn.  Indeed, even […]

Islam’s Pyrite Age

It is important to dispel misconceptions about a “Golden Age” propounded in ANY sacred history.  This must be done with […]

Mythemes II

As we saw in the previous essays, certain narratives resonate with people across cultures.  Different folklore can even stem from […]

Mythemes I

Mythemes are timeless motifs in folklore.  They can be found in mythology around the world, throughout history.  They recur in […]

Bygone Geography III: Regional Name Changes

Things have not always been how we now think of them.  As we saw in the previous essay, this goes […]

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