Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study - Susanne Olsson

Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study - Susanne Olsson

Salafi Islam

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 chapter presents a general outline of how contemporary Salafism can be defined and what it consists of regarding basic views on theology and activities. Basic Salafi views on interpretative methodologies are outlined to distinguish Salafism from other Islamic stances, such as Wahhabism and the juridical schools. A presentation of Salafi theology and various views on the program of action is made. A discussion on the appeal of Salafism is also included in the chapter.

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Olsson, Susanne. Salafi Islam. Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 55-72 Apr 2019. ISBN 9781781793398. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27338. Date accessed: 21 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27338. Apr 2019

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