Program #CULT042. Recorded in Boulder, CO on October 12, 1980.
Fred Denny taught in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He specialized in Islamic Studies. He has contributed to many scholarly journals and is the author of An Introduction to Islam.
The Inversion of Totalitarianism
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