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Moving in and out of Islam

Author: Karin van Nieuwkerk
Publisher: Austin University of Texas Press 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

With empirical case studies from Western and Central Europe, the United States, Canada, and the Middle East, this anthology opens a new field of study by exploring people's rationales for leaving, as  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karin van Nieuwkerk
ISBN: 9781477317471 1477317473 9781477317488 1477317481
OCLC Number: 1088331362
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: vii, 421 Seiten
Contents: Introduction: Moving In and Out of Islam (Karin van Nieuwkerk)Section I. Conceptualizing Religious Change1. People Do Not Convert but Change: Critical Analysis of Concepts of Spiritual Transitions (William Barylo)2. Moving In or Moving Toward? Reconceptualizing Conversion to Islam as a Liminal Process (Juliette Galonnier)3. Understanding Religious Apostasy, Disaffiliation, and Islam in Contemporary Sweden (Daniel Enstedt)Section II. (De)conversion, Race, Culture, and Ethnicity)4. Giving Islam a German Face (Esra OEzyurek)5. Merging Culture with Religion: Trajectories of Slovak and Czech Muslim Converts since 1989 (Gabriel Piricky)6. Moving into Shi'a Islam: The "Process of Subjectification" among Shi'a Women Converts in London (Yafa Shanneik)7. Can a Tatar Move Out of Islam? (Katarzyna Gorak-Sosnowska and Michal Lyszczarz)Section III. Transnational Movement and Moving between Traditions8. Religious Authority and Conversions in Berlin's Sufi Communities (Oleg Yarosh)9. Deradicalization through Conversion to Traditional Islam: Hamza Yusuf's Attempt to Revive Sacred Knowledge within a North Atlantic Context (Haifaa Jawad)10. Escaping the Limelight: The Politics of Opacity and the Life of a Dutch Preacher in the UK (Martijn de Koning)Section IV. Narratives and Experiences of Moving Out of Islam11. British Muslim Converts: Comparing Conversion and Deconversion Processes To and From Islam (Mona Alyedreessy)12. In the Closet: The Concealment of Apostasy among Ex-Muslims in Britain and Canada (Simon Cottee)13. Religious Skepticism and Nonbelieving in Egypt (Karin van Nieuwkerk)14. "God never existed, and I was looking for him like crazy!" Muslim Stories of Deconversion (Teemu Pauha and Atefeh Aghaee)Section V. Debating Apostasy and Deconversion15. Faith No More: The Views of Lithuanian Converts to Islam on Deconversion (Egdunas Racius)16. Let's Talk about Apostasy! Swedish Imams, Apostasy Debates, and Police Reports on Hate Crimes and (De)conversion (Goeran Larsson)ContributorsIndex
Responsibility: edited by Karin van Nieuwkerk.


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"Highlighting the 'powerful intertwinement of religion, politics, and morality' (to quote the editor) in Islam, this collection will help readers understand and appreciate the complex dimensions of Read more...

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