By Ian S. Markham,Suendam Birinci

modern Islamic thinkers are usually studied sociologically instead of as theologians. there are lots of available introductions to Christian theologians, yet only a few such reports of Islamic thinkers. This ebook, and this sequence, seeks to alter this example: providing new introductions to influential Islamic thinkers and fascinating, on the point of principles, with the wealthy depths of up to date Islamic theology. This ebook introduces to the English-speaking global the major sleek Islamic philosopher acknowledged Nursi (1878-1960) - who has a few 9 million fans in modern-day Turkey and all over the world. After a gap bankruptcy that offers an outline of his lifestyles, the following 4 chapters define the theology of Nursi on God, the Qur'an, the West and Politics. the ultimate part offers a useful source of readings from Nursi's so much vital writings. supplying an advent to an enormous type of Islam that's devoted to non-violence, discussion and optimistic relationships with the West, this can be the 1st scholar textbook to introduce a modern Islamic theologian in a scientific way.

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