Investigates the development of Sufism in Western societies, with a regional focus on North America and Europe. This book explores a number of issues relating to the dynamic tensions between religious globalization processes and specific sacred localities. It is suitable for scholars and students of religion, Islam and Sufism in particular.
Ron Geaves is Professor of the Comparative Study of Religion at Liverpool Hope University. He has been researching Muslims in Britain since 1988 and is the current Chair of the Muslims in Britain Research Network. Markus Dressler teaches Religious and Islamic Studies at Hofstra University. His research focuses on the religious history of modern Turkey, religion and secularism theory, and formations of contemporary Sufism in Western societies. Gritt Klinkhammer is Professor of the Study of Religion at Bremen University, Germany. Her research focuses on diverse facets of Islam in Germany, on theory of secularization and modernity and contemporary forms of religion Western societies.