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Sufism in Europe and North America - David Westerlund

Sufism in Europe and North America

By: David Westerlund (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd June 2004
ISBN: 9780415325912
Number Of Pages: 184

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Today there is a substantial and rapidly growing Muslim population in Europe and North America. Here, as elsewhere, many of the Muslims are Sufis. This book focuses mainly on issues of inculturation or contextualisation of Sufism in the West. It shows that, while more traditional forms of Sufism exist too, many radical changes have taken place in this part of the world. For instance, there are in some groups female sheikhs and a far-reaching pluralistic attitude to other religions. Hence Sufism is sometimes seen as something that transcends the boundaries of Islam

Introduction: Inculturating and Transcending Islam
The Contextualization of Sufism in Europe
What's American about American Sufi Movements?
Sufism in Russia: Nostalgia for Revelation
Sufism Bridging East and West: The Case of the Bektashis
Sufi Charisma on Internet
Sufism for Westerners
Sufism in Glastonbury: Alternative Spiritualities and Adaptations
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ISBN: 9780415325912
ISBN-10: 0415325919
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 3rd June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1