Paul Marshall is senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, and at the Center for Religious Freedom, Freedom House, Washington, D.C.
He has testified many times before Congress, lectured at the U.S. State Department, the Helsinki Commission, Asylum Bureaus of the I.N.S., and spoken on human rights at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing. He has also lectured in Canada, England, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Korea, Belarus, Australia, South Africa, Nigeria, Sudan, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
His latest books, released in September 2002, are God and the Constitution: Christianity and American Politics and Islam at the Crossroads: Understanding Its Beliefs, History and Conflicts. He is the author of the best-selling, award-winning survey of religious persecution worldwide titled Their Blood Cries Out, released 1997. In speeches introducing the International Religious Freedom Act in the U.S. Senate it was described as "a powerful and persuasive analysis" and an "exhaustive survey, "which simply cannot be ignored." Marshall is also the General Editor of Religious Freedom in the World: A Global Report on Freedom and Persecution (2000), and author and editor of nineteen other books and booklets, including The Talibanization of Nigeria (2002); Heaven is not My Home (1998); A Kind of Life Imposed on Man: Vocation and Social Order from Tyndale to Locke (1996). He has also published forty scholarly articles, twenty briefs to government bodies, and hundreds of popular articles. His writings have been translated into Russian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Malay, Korean, Arabic and Chinese.
He is a frequent demand for lectures and media appearances including interviews on ABC Evening News; CBS Evening News; CNN; Fox; PBS; the BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; and South African Broadcasting Corporation. His work has been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Christian Science Monitor, Weekly Standard, First Things, New Republic, Globe and Mail, Christianity Today, Decision, Reader's Digest and several hundred other newspapers and magazines.
Visiting professorships include the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto; Catholic University, Washington D.C.; the Faculties of Law and of Philosophy of the Free University, Amsterdam; Satya Wacana University, Indonesia; the European University for the Humanities, Belarus; Fuller Theological Seminary; J. Omar Good Distinguished Visiting Professor, Juniata College; and adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program in Philosophy at Rutgers University.
He has also been a senior fellow at the Institute of Religion and Democracy; Overseas Research Fellow for the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa; exploration geologist in the Canadian Arctic; forest fire fighter in British Columbia and an advisor to the Council of Yukon Indians.
His hobbies include shark diving and photography.
|Reading Up on Islam|
|By: Paul Marshall|
|Posted: September 3, 2003|
|This article appeared in: Vol. III, Number 4 - Fall 2003|
Most books on Islam should be ignored, but there are a few gems....