Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study - Susanne Olsson

Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study - Susanne Olsson

Introduction

Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study - Susanne Olsson

Susanne Olsson [+-]
Stockholm University
Susanne Olsson is a historian of religion at Stockholm University. Her research mainly concerns contemporary interpretations of Islam and her latest publication is Preaching Islamic Revival: ‘Amr Khaled, Mass Media and Social Change in Egypt.

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Contemporary Salafism is a multifaceted global phenomenon that seems to be growing among minority Muslims. Among Muslims living as minorities there are different strategies to preserve a Muslim identity. This relates to the question posed by many Muslims regarding how to live as a believing and practicing Muslim in rather secularized surroundings. Salafism has recently emerged as a framework from which many contemporary Muslims in Europe draw inspiration and regard as correct or authentic Islam, and it affects how many Muslims view issues of segregation and integration into majority society. This introductory chapter lays the groundwork for the case study explored in the rest of the volume.

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Olsson, Susanne. Introduction. Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-23 Apr 2019. ISBN 9781781793398. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27336. Date accessed: 16 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27336. Apr 2019

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