Four degrees. Including a PhD. In THE SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION, which is what he’s writing about. 20 years of scholarly pursuit in the field. His interviewer’s qualifications? Looks good in a swimsuit.
“Aslan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in religions from Santa Clara University, a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School, a Doctor of Philosophy in the sociology of religion from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, where he was named the Truman Capote Fellow in Fiction. It was during the summer before he went to Harvard that he converted back to Islam.”