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Imams in Western Europe : developments, transformations, and institutional challenges

Author: Mohammed Hashas; Jan Jaap de Ruiter; Niels Valdemar Vinding; Khalid Hajji
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As European Muslims and Muslims in the Middle East diverge, imams in Europe have emerged as major agents of religious authority who shape Islam?s presence in Western societies. This volume examines the theoretical and practical questions concerning the evolving role of imams in Europe. To what extent do imams act as intermediaries between European states and Muslim communities? Do states subsidize imam training? How  Read more...
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammed Hashas; Jan Jaap de Ruiter; Niels Valdemar Vinding; Khalid Hajji
ISBN: 9789462983830 9462983836 9789048540006 9048540003
OCLC Number: 1039716939
Notes: 'Offspring of an international conference of the same title, held on 5-7 November 2014 at the LUISS Guido Carli University and John Cabot University in Rome.'
Description: 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface /r Jørgen S. Nielsen --
Part I. 1. Imams in western Europe: developments, transformations, and institutional challenges / Mohammed Hashas, Jan Jaap de Ruiter, Niels Valdemar Vinding, and Khalid Hajji --
2. Rethinking Islamic law for Europe: the concept of the Land of Islam / Jasser Auda --
3. The making of Islamic authority in Europe / Thijl Sunier --
4. Islams in Europe: satellites or a different universe? / Jonathan Laurence --
5. The European imam: a nationalized religious authority / Mohammed Hashas --
6. Imam training in Europe: changes and challenges / Farid el Asri --
7. Studying Islamic theology at European universities / Göran Larsson --
8. The reinverted role of imams in French society / Solenne Jouanneau --
9. The imam as an organic public intellectual: the case of Yassin Elforkani in the Netherlands / Welmoet Boender and Jan Jaap de Ruiter --
10. i-Imams studying female Islamic authority online / Claudia Carvalho --
11. Islamic female religious authority between agency and governmentality: from the Moroccan model to 'multicultural' Europe / Sara Borrillo --
Part II. 12. Towards a typology of imams of the West / Niels Valdemar Vinding --
13. For a 'visible' Islam: the emergence of protest speech in French mosques / Romain Sèze --
14. From conservative Islam to the 'Theology of acculturation': the social and religious trajectory of a French imam / Cédric Baylocq --
15. Muslim chaplaincy as a model for imamship: from liminality to immanent spirituality / Mansur Ali --
16. Re-examining the decline narrative: Cambridge Muslim College and the changing face of imam training in Britain / Alyaa Ebbiary --
17. Imam training in the legal context of Islam in Spain / Juan Ferreiro Galguera --
18. The Italian legal system and imams: adifficult relationship / Francesco Alicino --
19. In and around the mosque: profile and territory of the Italian imam / Mohammed Khalid Rhazzali --
20. The training of imams in Italy: the case of CO.RE.IS / Yahya Pallavicini --
21. Efforts to establish an imam-training programme in Finland / Tuomas Martikainen and Riitta Latvio.
Responsibility: edited by Mohammed Hashas, Jan Jaap de Ruiter, Niels Valdemar Vinding ; with the collaboration of Khalid Hajji.

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