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The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Patrick Gaffney


Muslim preaching has been central in forming public opinion, building grassroots organizations, and developing leadership cadres for the wider Islamist agenda. Based on in-depth field research in Egypt, this book focuses on the preacher and the sermon as the single most important medium for propounding the message of Islam. The book draws on social history, political commentary, and theological sources to reveal the subtle connections between religious rhetoric and political dissent. Many of the sermons discussed were given during the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and the book attempts to de ... More

Keywords: Muslim preaching, public opinion, grassroots organizations, leadership cadres, Islamist agenda, Egypt, preacher, sermon, message of Islam, Islamic fundamentalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780520084711
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520084711.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Gaffney, author