RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 174138921 LA English T1 Spiritual dimensions of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Risale-i nur A1 Abu-Rabiʻ, Ibrahim M., Nursi, Said,, PB State University of New York Press PP Albany YR 2008 SN 9780791474730 0791474739 9780791474747 0791474747 AB "The Nur community is one of the most significant religious and social movements in contemporary Turkey, with millions of adherents and a strong institutional and educational system throughout the country. This volume presents a picture of its spiritual dimensions by focusing on the ideas of its founder, Turkish theologian Bediuzzaman Said Nuri (1877-1960). Prominent scholars in contemporary Islamic studies and comparative spirituality examine the various facets of Nursi's spirituality as revealed in his magnum opus, Risale-i Nur, which began to take shape in the 1920s and is considered Nursi's deep reflection on the Qur'an in light of rapidly changing conditions in Turkey. Nursi argued that Islam must be organically linked to empire in order to preserve its identity in the modern era, fostering a spiritual tradition that has steadfastly survived the secular project of Kemalism."--BOOK JACKET.