Dialectical Encounters: Contemporary Turkish Muslim Thought in Dialogue (Hardcover)

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Discussions of Islam in Turkey are still heavily dominated by political considerations and the dualistic paradigms of modern v. traditional, secular v. religious. Yet there exists a body of Muslim institutions in the country - Turkish theology faculties - whose work overcomes ideological divisions. By engaging with Turkish theology in its theological rather than political concerns, this book sheds light on complex Muslim voices in the context of a largely Western and Christian modernity.

Featuring the work of Recep Alpyağıl and Şaban Ali D zg n, this innovative study provides a concise survey of Turkish Muslim positions on religious pluralism and atheism as well as detailed treatments of both critical and appreciative Turkish Muslim perspectives on Western Christianity. The result is a critical reframing of the category of modernity through the responses of Turkish theologians to the Western intellectual tradition.

About the Author


Taraneh R. Wilkinson obtained her Ph.D. in Religious Pluralism at Georgetown University. She is continuing her work on comparative aspects of Muslim and Christian thought as an international postdoctoral fellow at FSCIRE in Bologna, Italy. Her work addresses comparative aspects of Muslim and Christian thought and she has published articles in The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences and Journal of Ecumenical Studies.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781474441537
ISBN-10: 147444153X
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: February 28th, 2019
Pages: 256
Language: English