Charisma and Religious Capital: Mobility and Education



This chapter explores the role of mobility (and in turn, education) in the generation of religious authenticity and authority and how this strengthens the charismatic reputation. Pilgrimage for study overseas generated important forms of religious capital and in turn strengthened their charismatic authority. This chapter traces the history of travel in the cultivation of Sufi saints in Guo Gongbei and the contemporary practices of students that study overseas. This chapter also includes a background to Islamic education more broadly in China as a means of contextualising the role that Guo Gongbei is playing in responding to contemporary concerns.


Religious Capital Islamic Education Ji Chuan Mosque Education Chinese Muslims 
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  1. 1.Asian University for WomenChittagongBangladesh

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