Islam and Muslim Resistance to Modernity in Turkey

  • Gokhan Bacik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 233-236

About this book


This book explores how traditional Sunni Muslim conceptions have informed or shaped Islamization strategies in contemporary Turkey. In particular, the author proposes to examine the teaching curriculum of the Ministry of Education, which oversees Turkish public religious education; the activities and teachings of Diyanet, the constitutional organ responsible for managing all religious affairs; and the ideas and activities of three Muslim religious groups currently operating in Turkey. The monograph explains how the interpretation and practice of Islam affects various situations in the Muslim world and analyzes the concept of nature in Islam, which has been an indivisible component of Islamic tradition since the beginning. 

Gokhan Bacik is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Politics and European Studies at Palacky University, Czech Republic.


Turkish Islam Islamic idea of nature Islamic causality religion and modernity Islamic movements reform Turkey

Authors and affiliations

  • Gokhan Bacik
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  1. 1.Palacký University OlomoucOlomoucCzech Republic

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