Reshaping Religious Authority in Contemporary Turkey: State-Sponsored Female Preacher

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With the active support and intervention of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, state-sponsored female preachers are establishing a new model of female religious authority in Turkish society based upon the elevation of well-trained and certified women to official positions of religious influence, whereby they are energetically engaged in (re)shaping the populace’s understanding and interpretations of Islam.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hassan, M

Cited Editors

  • Bano, M; Kalmbach, H

Published Date

  • 2012

Book Title

  • Women, Leadership and Mosques: Changes in Contemporary Islamic Authority

Start / End Page

  • 85 - 103

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