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© 2000

Visible Islam in Modern Turkey

Book

Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. The Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 3-6
    3. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 7-11
    4. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 29-37
  3. A Portrayal of Worship in Turkey

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 41-64
    3. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 65-77
    4. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 78-94
    5. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 95-105
    6. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 106-114
    7. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 115-125
    8. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 126-138
    9. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 139-169
    10. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 170-179
    11. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 180-194
    12. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 195-203
  4. Conclusion

    1. Adil Özdemir, Kenneth Frank
      Pages 205-210
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-259

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

architecture foundation history history of literature identity interpret Islam mind model panorama pilgrim present society tradition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Basic Islamic Disciplines Theological SchoolDokuz Eylül UniversityIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Izmir Amerikan LisesiIzmirTurkey

About the authors

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.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

"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