Islam in Modern Turkey: An Intellectual Biography of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

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SUNY Press, Feb 16, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 440 pages
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Islam in Modern Turkey presents one of the most comprehensive studies in English of the seminal Turkish thinker and theologian, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (1876–1960). A devout Muslim who strongly believed in peacefully coexisting with the West, Nursi inspired a faith movement that has played a vital role in the revival of Islam in Turkey and now numbers several million followers worldwide. While Nursi’s ideas have been afforded considerable analysis, this book is the first to situate these ideas and his related activities in their historical contexts. Based on the available sources and Nursi’s own works, here is a complete and balanced view of this important theologian’s life and thought.
 

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About the author (2012)

Sçükran Vahide is Resident Scholar at the Istanbul Culture and Science Foundation in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi> is Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Hartford Seminary. He edited and wrote the introduction for Islam at the Crossroads: On the Life and Thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, also published by SUNY Press.

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