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Author Jonker, Gerdien.

Title The Ahmadiyya quest for religious progress : missionizing Europe 1900-1965 / by Gerdien Jonker
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2016


Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Muslim minorities, 1570-7571 ; volume 19
Muslim minorities ; v. 19.
Contents Introduction -- The founder and his vision -- Preparing for Europe -- Muslim missions in interwar Berlin -- Converts in search of religious progress -- Jews into Muslims -- The Berlin Mosque Library as a site of religious exchange -- The mission in Nazi Germany -- Reconfigurations within a post-colonial world
Summary What happens when the idea of religious progress propels the shaping of modernity? In The Ahmadiyya Quest for Religious Progress. Missionizing Europe 1900 - 1965 Gerdien Jonker offers an account of the mission the Ahmadiyya reform movement undertook in interwar Europe. Nowadays persecuted in the Muslim world, Ahmadis appear here as the vanguard of a modern, rational Islam that met with a considerable interest. Ahmadiyya mission on the European continent attracted European 'moderns', among them Jews and Christians, theosophists and agnostics, artists and academics, liberals and Nazis. Each in their own manner, all these people strove towards modernity, and were convinced that Islam helped realizing it. Based on a wide array of sources, this book unravels the multiple layers of entanglement that arose once the missionaries and their quarry met
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ahmadiyya -- Doctrines
Ahmadiyya -- Missions -- Europe
Islam -- Missions -- Europe
Islamic renewal -- Europe
Religious awakening -- Islam.
Muslims -- Europe
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Ahmadiyya -- Doctrines
Ahmadiyya -- Missions
Islam -- Missions
Islamic renewal
Religious awakening -- Islam
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004305380