Date of Award
College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Religious Studies
Andrea L. Stanton, Ph.D.
Authority, Islamic Studies, Sunni Islam
In the modern age, Sunni communities are often claimed to be in a moment of crisis. However, despite outward arguments about this crisis, Sunni communities are more accurately described as within a state of transformation. By analyzing constructions of authority from Sayyid Qutb, the clerical establishment of Saudi Arabia, and the greater American Muslim communities, Sunni theology is best seen as seeking out methods to transform and re-center authority within Sunni communities.
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Trevor E. Wolff
Received from ProQuest
Wolff, Trevor E., "Agreeing to Submit: Authority Constructions in Modern Sunni Islam" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1480.
Islamic studies, Religion