Islam at the Crossroads: On the Life and Thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

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Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi'
SUNY Press, Apr 9, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 367 pages
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Note on Transliteration p. vii
Editor’s Introduction p. ix
A Chronology of Said Nursi’s Life Sukran Vahide p. xvii
1. Toward an Intellectual Biography of Said Nursi Sukran Vahide p. 1
2. In the Footsteps of Said Nursi Fred A. Reed p. 33
3. Reflections on Said Nursi’s Life and Thought Serif Mardin p. 45
4. Qur’anic Commentary, Public Space, and Religious Intellectuals in the Writings of Said Nursi Dale F. Eickelman p. 51
5. How to Read Said Nursi’s Risale-i Nur Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi p. 61
6. Said Nursi’s Interpretation of Jihad Sukran Vahide p. 93
7. Prison Is a Hell for the Unbeliever: Thoughts and Reflections on Two Imprisoned Muslims Ayize Jamat-Everett p. 115
8. Revelation, the Disciplines of Reason, and Truth in the Works of Said Nursi and Paul Tillich Kelton Cobb p. 129
9. The Concept of Man: Mevlana Jalal al-Din and Said Nursi Bilal Kuspinar p. 151
10. Forgetting Gramsci and Remembering Said Nursi: Parallel Theories of Gramsci and Said Nursi in the Space of Eurocentrism Mucahit Bilici p. 167
11. The Marrow of Worship and the Moral Vision: Said Nursi and Supplication Lucinda Allen Mosher p. 181
12. The Separation of Human Philosophy from the Wisdom of the Qur’an in Said Nursi’s Work Taha ‘Abdel Rahman p. 199
13. The Problem of Theodicy in the Risale-i Nur Mehmet S. Aydin p. 215
14. The Apocalypse in the Teachings of Said Nursi Barbara Freyer Stowasser p. 229
15. Ghurbah as Paradigm for Muslim Life: A Risale-i Nur Worldview Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad p. 237
16. Islam, the Environment, and Said Nursi Oliver Leaman p. 255
17. Text and Community: An Analysis of the Risale-i Nur Movement Metin Karabasoglu p. 263
18. Nur Study Circles (Dershanes) and the Formation of New Religious Consciousness in Turkey M. Hakan Yavuz p. 297
19. Said Nursi’s Project of Revitalizing Contemporary Islamic Thought M. Sait Ozervarli p. 317
20. Preface to the al-Mathnawi al-’Arabi al-Nuri p. 335
Bibliography p. 351
Contributors p. 363
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Contents

Toward an Intellectual Biography of Said Nursi 1
16
In the Footsteps of Said Nursi
33
Reflections on Said Nursis Life and Thought
45
Quranic Commentary Public Space and Religious
51
How to Read Said Nursis RlsaleiNur
61
Said Nursis Interpretation of Jihad
93
Thoughts
115
Revelation the Disciplines of Reason and Truth
129
The Separation of Human Philosophy from the
199
The Problem of Theodicy in the Risalei Nur
215
The Apocalypse in the Teachings of Said Nursi
229
Islam the Environment and Said Nursi
255
An Analysis
263
Nur Study Circles Dershanes and the Formation
297
Said Nursis Project of Revitalizing
317
Preface to the alMathnawl alAraht alNuri
335

Mevlana Jalal alDin
151
Forgetting Gramsci and Remembering
167

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Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' is Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Hartford Seminary. He is the author of Intellectual Origins of Islamic Resurgence in the Modern Arab World and the editor of The Mystical Teachings of al-Shadhili: Including His Life, Prayers, Letters, and Followers. A Translation from the Arabic of Ibn al-Sabbagh's Durrat al-Asrar wa Tuhfat al-Abrar, both published by SUNY Press.

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