Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study - Susanne Olsson

Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study - Susanne Olsson

Epilogue

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 epilogue discusses the main results of the study and shows how the ideology promoted by the group results in a strategy that can be called a ‘sunnisized self-minoritization’, where the local teachers, occupying a position of sacred authority, function as intermediaries between the religious elite and revelation and the participants in the Swedish local setting. Through the local teachers, the truth is transmitted and those who want to reach a place in Heaven are motivated to comply with the program of action, thus constructing a messianic utopia.

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Olsson, Susanne. Epilogue. Contemporary Puritan Salafism - A Swedish Case Study. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 204-211 Apr 2019. ISBN 9781781793398. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27344. Date accessed: 20 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27344. Apr 2019

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