About the Authors John L. Esposito is University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Professor of Islamic Studies, and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He is editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World and the Oxford History of Islam. His other publications include Islam: The Straight Path, Revised Third Edition with New Epilogue (OUP, 2005) and Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam (OUP, 2003). Darrell J. Fasching is Professor of Religious Studies at the Unversity of South Florida. His other publications include Comparative Religious Ethics: A Narrative Approach, with Dell DeChant (2001) and The Ethical Challenge of Auschwitz and Hiroshima: Apocalypse or Utopia? (1993). Todd Lewis is Professor of World Religions at the College of the Holy Cross. His other publications include Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal: Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism (2000) and The Himalayas: A Syllabus of the Region's History, Anthropology, and Religion, with Theodore Riccardi, Jr. (1995).Esposito, John L. is the author of 'Religion and Globalization', published 2007 under ISBN 9780195176957 and ISBN 0195176952.