Renovatio 8: Are We One and the Same?
Vol. 5, No. 1
Say “Are they equal, those who know and those who do not know?” (Qur’an 39:9)
Renovatio’s Fall 2021 edition focuses on the timely and timeless matter of equality. The pursuit of equality has been pervasive yet remains elusive. Do we have a shared definition of equality, and can we recognize each other’s humanity without imposing upon ourselves conformity? Writers of varied backgrounds and traditions explore the allure—and the shortcomings—of our more compelling constructs of egalitarianism.
The Human Arts of Graceful Giving and Grateful Receiving
/ Joshua Lee Harris
/ Eva Brann
What Is the Place of Democracy in Islam?
/ Andrew F. March
The Egalitarian Objection to Liberal Education
/ Thomas Hibbs
Why Salvation Means Submission
/ Sarah Barnette
On Divine Love
/ Faraz Khan
“People Are Equal Like the Teeth of a Comb”
/ Rosabel Ansari
“The Diversity of Your Languages and Complexions”
/ Juan Cole
A City We Can All Belong To
/ Marwa al-Sabouni
Is There Moral Equality Between Humans and Animals?
/ Claus Dierksmeier
Spirituality in the Postmodern World
/ Esmé L. K. Partridge