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The prophet's pulpit : Islamic preaching in contemporary Egypt

Author: Patrick D Gaffney
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1994.
Series: Comparative studies on Muslim societies, 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This text focuses on the preacher and the sermon as the single most important medium for propounding the message of Islam. It draws on social history, political commentary, and theological sources to  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick D Gaffney
ISBN: 0520084713 9780520084711 0520084721 9780520084728
OCLC Number: 28966805
Description: viii, 367 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Social Organization of the Ritual Setting: The Mosque in Time and Space --
2. The Authority of Preachers --
3. The Mosque and the Cult of the Saint --
4. Islamization: The Tarboosh and the Beard --
5. The Sermon as Public Discourse --
6. Security and Belief in the Rhetoric of the Sermon --
7. Security and Belief: The Transformation of Social Status --
8. Morality and Religion in Ideology and Action --
9. Formalization and Structure: The Preacher as the Affirmation of Traditional Authority --
10. Creativity and Adaptation: The Preacher as Advocate of Religiously Inspired Modernity --
11. Unity and Commitment: The Preacher as Apologist for the Ideology of Islamic Fundamentalism --
App. A. Sermon of Shaykh Mustafa, May 18, 1979 --
App. B. Sermon of Shaykh Uthman, December 15, 1978 --
App. C. Sermon of Shaykh Umar, April 6, 1979.
Series Title: Comparative studies on Muslim societies, 20.
Responsibility: Patrick D. Gaffney.
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