Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Prophet's PulpitIslamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Patrick Gaffney

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780520084711

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520084711.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 23 July 2021

Security and Belief

Security and Belief

The Transformation of Social Status

Chapter:
(p.166) 7 Security and Belief
Source:
The Prophet's Pulpit
Author(s):

Patrick D. Gaffney

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520084711.003.0008

The progression of status changes represents a preacher describing a movement on the part of the Prophet through a series of social transformations. This advance follows a pattern of steps that may easily be restated in terms of Arnold van Gennep's three famous phases: separation, liminality, and incorporation. Moreover, the focus of the preacher is largely concentrated on the intermediary stage, the liminal or “non-structural” phase which is dramatized by the Prophet's experiences in the desert, marked by his encounter with the jinn, who grant him security, and later his negotiations to settle in Medina and then the actual emigration. Meanwhile, Shaykh Uthman takes seriously the role of the mosque as engine of security.

Keywords:   social transformations, Prophet, Arnold van Gennep, liminality, Shaykh Uthman

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.