Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study - Susanne Olsson

Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study - Susanne Olsson

Tradition and Authority

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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The book connects to some on-going interrelated theoretical fields prevalent in the contemporary discipline history of religions that illuminate the group focused in this study. The most important concepts discussed in this chapter are “tradition” and “authority”, which are important tools to analyze the growth of Salafism. The concept “orthodoxy” is problematized and the chapter discusses how the Sunnah has come to the forefront of interpretative conflicts.

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Olsson, Susanne. Tradition and Authority. Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 24-54 Apr 2019. ISBN 9781781793398. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27337. Date accessed: 13 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27337. Apr 2019

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