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Islam in modern Turkey : an intellectual biography of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

Author: Şükran Vahide.; Ibrahim M Abu-Rabiʻ
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Said Nursi; Said Nursi; Said Nursi
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Şükran Vahide.; Ibrahim M Abu-Rabiʻ
ISBN: 0791465152 9780791465158 0791465160 9780791465165
OCLC Number: 57002367
Description: xvi, 424 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' --
The Old Said --
Childhood and Youth --
Istanbul --
Bediuzzaman and the Thirty-first of March Incident --
The Future Shall be Islam's --
The Medresetu'z-Zehra --
War and Captivity --
The Armistice Years (1): Appointment to the Daru'l-Hikmeti'l-Islamiye, and Opposition to the British --
The Armistice Years (2): The Birth of the New Said, and Departure for Ankara --
The New Said --
Van --
Barla --
Eskisehir --
Kastamonu --
Denizli --
Emirdag --
Afyon --
The Third Said --
Consolidation of the Nur Movement and "Jihad of the Word" --
The Last Months.
Responsibility: Şükran Vahide ; edited and with an introduction by Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabiʻ.

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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."--Jacket.

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