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Religious Practices: Preaching and Women Preachers: Turkey
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As a state built upon the remains of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey has undergone sweeping social, political, and administrative reforms in a very short period of time. Consistent with their positivist view of social affairs, the founding fathers of the Turkish Republic believed that the centuries-long religious rule of the Ottomans clogged the channels between the modern way of life and the people. The widespread reforms that they led inclined the nation drastically toward the West and a broad soci…

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Demirer, Yücel, “Religious Practices: Preaching and Women Preachers: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0615i>
First published online: 2009

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