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The Mahdi Wears Armani: An Analysis of the Harun Yahya enterprise


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Title: The Mahdi Wears Armani: An Analysis of the Harun Yahya enterprise
Authors: Solberg, Anne Ross
E-mail: anne.r.solberg@gmail.com
Issue Date: 22-May-2013
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion ; Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
Date of Defence: 2013-06-13
Disputation: Torsdagen den 13 juni 2013, kl 13:00, rum MA624, Södertörn University, Alfred Nobels Allé 7.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Södertörn Doctoral Dissertations
80
Dissertations published by the department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg
32
Keywords: Harun Yahya, Adnan Oktar, Said Nursi, Turkish Islam, creationism, da‘wa, Mahdi, Islamic messianism, apocalypticism, neo-Ottomanism, conspiracy theories, anti-Semitism, market Islam, social movement theory, rhetorical analysis
Abstract: The prolific Turkish author and preacher Adnan Oktar has built up a large Islamic publishing enterprise under the name of Harun Yahya, and has attracted international attention in particular for his campaign against the theory of evolution. The aim of this dissertation is to shed light on the Harun Yahya enterprise by describing, analyzing and contextualizing four key themes in the works of Harun Yahya, namely conspiracy theories, nationalism/neo-Ottomanism, creationism and apocalypticism/Mahdis... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8723-0
ISSN: 1102-9773
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/32080
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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