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Author Vicini, Fabio, 1981- author.

Title Reading Islam : life and politics of brotherhood in modern Turkey / by Fabio Vicini
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 240 pages)
Series Social, economic and political studies of the Middle East and Asia, 1385-3376 ; volume 123
Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia ; v. 123
Contents Introduction: Reading Islam in modern times -- Outreaches of religious service -- Living the brotherhood -- Reading, reflection and the search for transcendence -- Putting Islam to work -- Politics of brotherhood
Summary "In Reading Islam Fabio Vicini offers a journey within the intimate relations, reading practices, and forms of intellectual engagement that regulate Muslim life in two enclosed religious communities in Istanbul. Combining anthropological observation with textual and genealogical analysis, he illustrates how the modes of thought and social engagement promoted by these two communities are the outcome of complex intellectual entanglements with modern discourses about science, education, the self, and Muslims' place and responsibility in society. In this way, Reading Islam sheds light on the formation of new generations of faithful and socially active Muslims over the last thirty years and on their impact on the turn of Turkey from an assertive secularist Republic to an Islamic-oriented form of governance"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 20, 2019)
Subject Gülen Hizmet Movement
Gülen Hizmet Movement.
Weşanên Nûbihar. Rêza Rîsaleyên Nur -- Reading
Islam and politics -- Turkey.
Islam -- Social aspects -- Turkey
Islamic learning and scholarship -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- History -- 21st century
Islamic renewal -- Turkey
Muslims -- Religious life -- Turkey -- Istanbul
Muslims -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- Intellectual life -- 21st century
Islam and politics.
Islam -- Social aspects.
Islamic learning and scholarship.
Islamic renewal.
Muslims -- Intellectual life.
Muslims -- Religious life.
Turkey -- Istanbul.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019037125
ISBN 9004413758