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NBN Episodes hosted by Amarnath:

Michael Cook, "Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective" (Princeton UP, 2014)

November 5, 2014

Ancient Religions, Modern Politics

Michael Cook

Michael Cook, a widely-respected historian and scholar of Islam begins his book with a question that everyone seems to be asking these days: is Islam …

Joanne Benham Rennick, "Religion in the Ranks: Belief and Religious Experience in the Canadian Forces" (U Toronto Press, 2011)

September 24, 2013

Religion in the Ranks

Joanne Benham Rennick

What is the role of religion in the military? What are the roles of religious chaplains in the military? How are important issues such as post-traumat…

Christopher Powell, "Barbaric Civilization: A Critical Sociology of Genocide" (McGill-Queen's UP, 2011)

September 21, 2013

Barbaric Civilization

Christopher Powell

What exactly is genocide? Is there a fundamental difference between episodes of genocide and how we go about our daily life? Or can it be said that th…

Reza Aslan, "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" (Random House, 2013)

September 5, 2013


Reza Aslan

Christians in the United States and around the world have varying images of Jesus, from one who turns the other cheek to one who brings the sword. Rez…