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Muslim Preaching in the Middle East and Beyond: Historical and Contemporary Case Studies

Simon Stjernholm and Elisabeth Özdalga


Preaching has been central to Muslim communities throughout the centuries. The liturgical Friday sermon, the khuṭba, is a prime example, although other genres that are less commonly known also serve important functions. This book addresses the ways in which Muslims relate various forms of religious oratory to authoritative tradition in twenty-first-century Islamic practice, while striving to adapt to local contexts and the changing circumstances of politics, media and society. This is the first book of its kind to look at homiletics beyond a specific country focus. Taking into consideration th ... More

Keywords: homiletics, Islam, khutba, Middle East, Muslims, preaching, religious authority, ritual

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474467476
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467476.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Stjernholm, editor
University of Copenhagen

Elisabeth Özdalga, editor
The Swedish Research Institute

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