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dc.contributor.authorCole, Jeremy Burr
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T20:23:51Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T20:23:51Z
dc.date.issued2003-05
dc.identifier.othercole_jeremy_b_200305_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/cole_jeremy_b_200305_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20749
dc.description.abstractThis thesis attempts to locate the roots of extremism inside and outside the Islamic Tradition, which are caused in part by the modern world-view, which prioritizes the external over the internal, thereby generating a false dichotomy between Islam’s esoteric and exoteric dimensions. When in harmony, the esoteric and exoteric dimensions of Islam open a forgiving middle path for its followers, and close the door to extremism in all of its forms. Disregarding the relationship between these elements in the Islamic tradition can lead to inaccurate and extreme manifestations and constructions of Islam. As evidence, this thesis will analyze the broad notion of the ‘Islamic Tradition,’ Sufism in the Ottoman Empire, and the concept of hijra. In each case an understanding of the dialectical relationship between Islam’s inner and outer dimensions helps to reconstruct the peaceful, compassionate intentions of the Islamic Tradition that has been so badly damaged in modern times.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectIslam
dc.subjectEsoteric
dc.subjectExoteric
dc.subjectSufism
dc.subjectOttoman Empire
dc.subjectHijra
dc.subjectExtremism
dc.titleExternalizing Islam : manipulation of Islam's inner and outer dimensions and the fragmentation of justice and piety
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentReligion
dc.description.majorReligion
dc.description.advisorKenneth Honerkamp
dc.description.committeeKenneth Honerkamp
dc.description.committeeAlan Godlas
dc.description.committeeEve Troutt-Powell


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