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Popular preaching and religious authority in the medieval Islamic Near East

Author: Jonathan Porter Berkey
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2001.
Series: Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Islamic popular preachers and storytellers had enormous influence in defining common religious knowledge and faith in the medieval Near East. Jonathan Berkey's book illuminates the popular culture of religious storytelling. It draws on chronicles, biographical dictionaries, sermons, and tales, but especially on a number of medieval treatises critical of popular preachers, and also on a vigorous defense of them that  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Porter Berkey
ISBN: 0295981261 9780295981260
OCLC Number: 45806487
Description: xii, 143 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Origins and Early Controversy ---
Storytelling and Preaching in the Late Middle Period ---
The Social and Political Context of Preaching ---
Storytelling, Preaching, and Knowledge ---
Conclusion: Storytelling, Preaching, and the Problem of Religious Authority in Medieval Islam.
Series Title: Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.
Responsibility: Jonathan P. Berkey.
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