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Preaching Islamic renewal : religious authority and media in contemporary Egypt / Jacquelene Gottlieb Brinton.

By: Brinton, Jacquelene Gottlieb, 1965- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]Copyright date: �2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520963214; 0520963210.Subject(s): Sha�r�aw�i, Mu�hammad Mutawall�i | Sha�r�aw�i, Mu�hammad Mutawall�i | Islamic preaching -- Egypt | Television in religion -- Egypt | RELIGION -- Islam -- General | Islamic preaching | Television in religion | EgyptGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Preaching Islamic renewalDDC classification: 297.3/70962 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introduction : Muhammad Mitwalli Sha'rawi, authority and media in twentieth-century Egypt -- Muhammad Mitwalli Sha'rawi: an Egyptian Alim preacher of his time -- Muhammad Mitwalli Sha'rawi and Egyptian society -- Preaching as a nexus of 'ulama' influence -- Renewal as a nexus of 'ulama' discursive authority -- Sha'rawi's knowledge hierarchy -- Sha'rawi and Sufism in Egypt -- Relevance through language use -- Television and the extension of authority.
Summary: "The book is an in-depth study of Muhammad Mitwall Sha'rawi one of the most important religious figures in late twentieth century Egypt. Sha'rawi was an advisor to the rulers of Egypt as well as being the first Arab television preacher. At the height of his career it was estimated that up to 30,000,000 people tuned in to his show each week. Much of the academic literature that focuses on Islam in modern Egypt repeats the claim that traditionally trained Muslim scholars suffered the loss of religious authority. Sha'rawi however is an example of a well-trained Sunni scholar who became a national media sensation. He used television for the purpose of renewing religion by popularizing long held theological and ethical beliefs."--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : Muhammad Mitwalli Sha'rawi, authority and media in twentieth-century Egypt -- Muhammad Mitwalli Sha'rawi: an Egyptian Alim preacher of his time -- Muhammad Mitwalli Sha'rawi and Egyptian society -- Preaching as a nexus of 'ulama' influence -- Renewal as a nexus of 'ulama' discursive authority -- Sha'rawi's knowledge hierarchy -- Sha'rawi and Sufism in Egypt -- Relevance through language use -- Television and the extension of authority.

"The book is an in-depth study of Muhammad Mitwall Sha'rawi one of the most important religious figures in late twentieth century Egypt. Sha'rawi was an advisor to the rulers of Egypt as well as being the first Arab television preacher. At the height of his career it was estimated that up to 30,000,000 people tuned in to his show each week. Much of the academic literature that focuses on Islam in modern Egypt repeats the claim that traditionally trained Muslim scholars suffered the loss of religious authority. Sha'rawi however is an example of a well-trained Sunni scholar who became a national media sensation. He used television for the purpose of renewing religion by popularizing long held theological and ethical beliefs."--Provided by publisher.

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