Date of Award

8-1-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Religious Studies

First Advisor

Andrea L. Stanton, Ph.D.

Keywords

Authority, Islamic Studies, Sunni Islam

Abstract

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.

Provenance

Received from ProQuest

Rights holder

Trevor E. Wolff

File size

76 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Islamic studies, Religion

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