Islam in Modern Turkey: An Intellectual Biography of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi


A biography of the prominent Turkish theologian and thinker.
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A biography of the prominent Turkish theologian and thinker.
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...a timely contribution to the study of one of the most prominent Islamic thinkers of the twentieth century.— American Journal of Islamic Studies

"This book is vitally important. Nursi was an authentic Muslim, which even the most conservative of Muslims would recognize. One finds in his writings a warmth and generosity of spirit that is worth celebrating and should be better known."— Ian S. Markham, author of A Theology of Engagement"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791465165
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sçükran Vahide is Resident Scholar at the Istanbul Culture and Science Foundation in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi is Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Hartford Seminary. He edited and wrote the introduction for Islam at the Crossroads: On the Life and Thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents

Author’s Note on the Sources
Note on Spelling and Punctuation

Introduction by Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi‘

Part I. The Old Said

1. Childhood and Youth

2. Istanbul

3. Bediuzzaman and the Thirty-first of March Incident

4. The Future Shall be Islam’s

5. The Medresetü’z-Zehra

6. War and Captivity

7. The Armistice Years (1): Appointment to the Darü’l-Hikmeti’l-Islamiye and Opposition to the British

8. The Armistice Years (2): The Birth of the New Said, and Departure for Ankara

Part II. The New Said

9. Van

10. Barla

11. Eskis*ehir

12. Kastamonu

13. Denizli

14. Emirdag

15. Afyon

Part III. The Third Said

16. Consolidation of the Nur Movement and “Jihad of the Word”

17. The Last Months


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