Islam in Modern Turkey

Islam in Modern Turkey : An Intellectual Biography of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

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Islam in Modern Turkey presents one of the most comprehensive studies in English of the seminal Turkish thinker and theologian, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (1876-1960). A devout Muslim who strongly believed in peacefully coexisting with the West, Nursi inspired a faith movement that has played a vital role in the revival of Islam in Turkey and now numbers several million followers worldwide. While Nursi's ideas have been afforded considerable analysis, this book is the first to situate these ideas and his related activities in their historical contexts. Based on the available sources and Nursi's own works, here is a complete and balanced view of this important theologian's life and thought.
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  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 154.43 x 231.14 x 22.61mm | 599g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791465160
  • 9780791465165
  • 2,358,375

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..".a timely contribution to the study of one of the most prominent Islamic thinkers of the twentieth century." -- American Journal of Islamic Studies "This book is vitally important. Nursi was an authentic Muslim, which even the most conservative of Muslims would recognize. One finds in his writings a warmth and generosity of spirit that is worth celebrating and should be better known." -- Ian S. Markham, author of A Theology of Engagement
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About Sukran Vahide

Sçükran Vahide is Resident Scholar at the Istanbul Culture and Science Foundation in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi> is Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Hartford Seminary. He edited and wrote the introduction for Islam at the Crossroads: On the Life and Thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, also published by SUNY Press.
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