مرجعیت در اسلام: علل گسستگی و تکثر در اوراسیای مسلمان

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کارگاه آموزشی بین المللی: مرجعیت در اسلام: علل گسستگی و تکثر دراوراسیای مسلمان،  دانشگاه ایندیانا، بلومینگتون، 24-25 مارس 2017
International Workshop: “Authority in Islam: Dialectics of Fragmentation & Plurality in Muslim Eurasia”
Indiana University, Bloomington, 24-25 March 2017

این کارگاه بخشی از یک طرح بلند پروازانه ی طولانی مدت است که با هدف ارزیابی و تجزیه و تحلیل منطقه ای و مقایسه ایِ علل، طیف، و عواقبِ (ظاهری) شیوه های به طور فزاینده متنوع، غیر متمرکز و غیر مرتبط مرجعیت مذهبی (قدرتی که وظیفه صیانت از اجرای احکام دینی در سطح خصوصی و عمومی را دارد) در جوامع مسلمان کار خود را آغاز کرده است.

Religious authoritynamely, the recognized capacity of an individual or an institution to sanction the undertaking of religious acts, both private and public – affects many Muslims and non-Muslims in their everyday lives as well as in exceptional circumstances. Whether derived from culturally accepted traditions, from legal and bureaucratic norms, from charismatic or successful individuals, or from unique personal or communal experiences religious authority has an enormous impact on the behavior of Muslims everywhere.

Recently, we seem to be under the perception of a growing fragmentation and decentralization of religious authority in the Muslim world. No particular locale or community appear to be unaffected by the phenomenon. Internet sites, videos, “social” media, TV programs, ad-hoc establishments, itinerant carriers of religious messages, everyone and anyone now seems to be able to cast himself or herself as an authority-wielding Muslim. While increasing decentralization has been always a component of any religion, developments in the recent couple of centuries may have hastened the process considerably…

آخرین مهلت ارسال چکیده: 15 جولای 2016