Aydin, Hasan
March 2006
Ekev Academic Review;Spring2006, Vol. 10 Issue 27, p37
Academic Journal
When the rise of the modern Western culture and its superiority are felt in the Muslim World, a paralel movement began to emerge and reached its maturity and this movement is called Islamic modernization. Just like middle age thinkers, the represantatives of this movement, inside or outside, to rise above tradition, offer a project to return to the religious theaching and read ironically every new cultural acquisitions in the religious teaching. They leave middle age thinkers' God-centered world view intact, but islamise everything new, created or produced in the West. It so seems that middle age thinkers ' modernist followers try to discard almost everything filled in the Qur'anic verses by middle age thinkers, disregarding their special context, and replace them with the items taken from the Western culture. In this paper, we try to find the answer, how they justified their views, and what are their functions, and what are their effects on modern Turkey.


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