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Just how 'revolutionary' is Turkey's hadith project?. CEPS Commentaries, 17 March 2008

Düzgit, Senem Aydin. (2008) Just how 'revolutionary' is Turkey's hadith project?. CEPS Commentaries, 17 March 2008. [Policy Paper]

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    A project initiated by Turkey's official religious authority, the Diyanet, has attracted considerable attention from international media and been and "a controversial and radical modernisation of the religion". Known as the 'hadith project', it calls, inter alia, for rendering the Prophet's message in a comprehensible language and amending interpretations that no longer have any value. This Commentary elaborates the project in order to understand where it stands with respect to attempts to combat radical strands of Islam. The author also offers a cautious analysis of whether this initiative can be characterised as a 'revolution' or simply as a 'reform' of Islam.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Islam
    Countries > Turkey
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Commentaries
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2009
    Page Range: p. 2
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:15

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