Jeffrey Rowe

About me

Jeff Rowe makes his living writing about health IT and other healthcare related topics.  After hours, however, he is writing a series of novels that take place in medieval Spain, a time when the culture, politics, and history of the Iberian peninsula were largely defined by the interplay between the Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities.

His first novel, Song of Toledo, is available on Kindle at Amazon.com

From my website

Islam and the West in Europe: Encounter or Clash?

The latest report by the Pew Research Center offers surprising data on the evolution of religions: Christianity currently represents 31.2 percent of the world’s population and Islam 24.1 percent. It is estimated that by 2060 Christianity will reach 31.8 percent, against 31.1 percent reached by Islam. The statistics predict that…

When Europe Demands that Religions Become “Liberal”

Recent debates in Europe and the U.S. about key societal issues like abortion or same-sex marriages show that, in contemporary Western societies, there is no longer a natural law common to believers and non-believers. In other words, and whatever the intellectual genealogy of contemporary secularism may be, the gap between…

Religious toleration: In the eyes of the beholder?

The period of “convivencia” in medieval Spain is often looked to as, if not a perfect model, at least an example of how different cultural and religious traditions can co-exist.   An example, in a word, of how potentially conflicting communities can “tolerate” each other. But what does “toleration” mean? Evan…

 
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