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    Elements of neo-traditional Sufism in Iran

    Van Den Bos, Matthijs (2012) Elements of neo-traditional Sufism in Iran. In: Van Bruinessen, M. and Howell, J.D. (eds.) Sufism and the Modern in Islam. London, UK: I.B. Tauris. ISBN 9781780763798.

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    Abstract

    Sufism has not only survived into the twenty-first century but has experienced a significant resurgence throughout the Muslim world. "Sufism and the 'Modern' in Islam" offers refreshing new perspectives on this phenomenon, demonstrating surprising connections between Sufism and Muslim reformist currents, and the vital presence of Sufi ideas and practices in all spheres of life. Contrary to earlier theories of the modernization of Muslim societies, Sufi influence on the political, economic and intellectual life of contemporary Muslim societies has been considerable. Although less noticed than the resurgence of radical Islam, Sufi orders and related movements involve considerably larger numbers of followers, even among the modern urban middle classes. This innovative study brings together new comparative and interdisciplinary research to show how Sufis have responded to modernization and globalization and how various currents of Islamic reform and Sufism have interacted. Offering fascinating new insights into the pervasive Sufi influence on modern Islamic religiosity and contemporary political and economic life, this book raises important questions about Islam in the age of urbanism and mass communications.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Slightly revised paperback print version of 2007 hardback publication
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Matthijs Van Den Bos
    Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2015 14:25
    Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 05:08
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12569

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