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Faith and reason in higher education: social scientific study of Islam at Ankara University School of Divinity
(Bilkent University, 2019-07)
The purpose of this thesis is to examine how the mektep-madrasa controversy is manifested in Ankara University School of Divinity as a divide between those who see the study and teaching of Islam as a religion, and those ...
Spiritism in secular Turkey, 1936-1969: the Ruhselman circle between religion and modern science
(Bilkent University, 2019-12)
Spiritism, established by Allan Kardec claims to study an immaterial world through scientific methods, proposes a doctrine of reincarnation and derives knowledge from communication with spirits. In contrast to its depiction ...