Islam and Modernity: Mutual Challenges
Language: Bulgarian with summary in English


Table of contents

Instead of a foreword: Topical importance, goals and tasks of the study

Instead of an introduction: Islam in a global, European and Balkan context

Chapter one: Conceptualizing modernity (methodological scope of the analysis)

1. Tradition and modernity

2. Historical and/or sociological knowledge about Islam

Chapter two: Islam and modernity (thematic and theoretical scope of the analysis)

1. Inner diversity of Islam

2. An ideological model of Islamic revival

3. Religious revival of Muslims in Bulgaria

4. Problem fields generated by the encounters of Islam with modernity

Chapter three: The mobile policies of identity

1. Spatial and meaning-related aspects in the construction of identity

2. The Islamic community as a space of total identity

3. Basic aspects in the norm of the Islamic community

4. Identification structure of Bulgarian Muslims

Chapter four: Religion and values. Religious values as a resource for social self-expression

1. Religious faith, social profile of religiousness, religious practices and tradition

2. Religion and family life, religious tolerance, religion and politics

Chapter five: Between the culture of neighborhood and religious identity

1. Neighborhood as a measure of the integration potential of society

2. Muslims in Bulgaria in the context of neighborhood

Instead of conclusion: Elements that structure the attitude towards Islam in the European cultural area




Annex 1: National conception on ethnic and religious tolerance

Annex 2: The Bulgarian ethnic model


Ислям и модерност. Взаимни предизвикателства

Publisher Ivray
Language Bulgarian with a summary in English
Pages 362
Illustrations b/w figures
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-954-93886-4-0
Creation date 2015
Size 16 х 24 cm

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