Peace, one and all…
I have just finished reading Sherman Jackson’s book, Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking Towards the Third Resurrection. Like any good book, this one will take time to digest properly. That said, I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed it – for a number of reasons. Firstly, it was both well written and strongly argued. Secondly, it was written by someone clearly prepared to wrestle with difficult issues. Thirdly, it had a number of very interesting things to say regarding religion, culture and the creative use of tradition. Although I read it without a clear purpose, it will certainly play an important role in shaping my own thinking in this area.