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Library of Philosophy and Religion

Visible Islam in Modern Turkey

Authors: Özdemir, A., Frank, Kenneth

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Visible Islam in Modern Turkey presents a rich panorama of Islamic practices in today's Turkey. The authors, one a Muslim and one a Christian, introduce readers to Turkish Islamic piety and observances. The book is also a model for Muslims, for it interprets the foundations of Islam to the modern mind and shows the relevance of Turkish Islamic practices to modern society. Packed with data and insights, it appeals to a variety of circles, both secular and traditional.

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ADIL ÖZDEMIR is a Member of the Faculty, Department of Basic Islamic Disciplines, Theological School, Dokuz Eylül, Izmir, Turkey. He served in Turkey's Department of Religious Affairs as a local religious functionary for four years before his academic career. In 1979-80 he won a scholarship to study at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. In 1986-87 Adil was a visiting scholar at Harvard University's Center for the Study of World Religions. Then in 1994-95, as an interpreter of Islam, he was invited to tour several seminaries of the United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ in the USA.

KENNETH FRANK is a missionary of the Common Global Ministries Board of the United Church of Christ/Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the USA. He has had extensive cross-cultural experience, including eight years of educational work in Zambia in the 1970s and in Turkey since 1982. He is currently serving as a mathematics instructor at the Izmir Amerikan Lisesi (American Collegiate Institute) in Izmir, Turkey.

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"This is a sensitive, landmark study of how Turkish Muslims today express their faith through a wide range of Islamic canonical and non-canonical worship or pious acts...outstanding, a rare contribution to learning and merits the widest possible readership." - Middle East Journal

"...a useful, clearly written account of Islam in modern Turkey."

-MESA Bulletin, Glenn Yocum

"It is the authors' unique blend of scholarship, personal experience, and spirituality that give the book its lasting validity." - International Journal of Middle East Studies, Anna G. Edmonds


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visible Islam in Modern Turkey
Authors
Series Title
Library of Philosophy and Religion
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28689-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230286894
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-77670-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 259
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