The Turkish Contribution to the History of Religions

The Turkish Contribution to the History of Religions www.brill.nl/nu Th e Turkish Contribution to the History of Religions Ali ( sra Güngör Faculty of Divinity, Ankara University, 06500 Beşevler-Ankara, Turkey gungor@divinity.ankara.edu.tr Abstract Th is article has as its subject researches in the field of history of religions in Turkey and describes a tradition that started in 1912 and has undergone a developmental process of its own up until today. Th is study evaluates, based on scholarly theses, published articles and books, an academic mentality which was initiated by Annemarie Schimmel and was further developed by Hikmet Tanyu and his students. It also classifies the studies in the field conducted in Turkey with examples and draws attention to the difficulties concern- ing the method employed. Th is article, moreover, provides information about the schol- arly activities of the Turkish Association for the History of Religions, which was founded in 1994 with the purpose of improving the communication between Turkish historians of religions and establishing a closer dialogue with their Western colleagues. Keywords History of religions, Turkey, Hikmet Tanyu Th e information age we live in allows people to obtain more information about each other and those who are well-informed are taking a greater interest in other cultures, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Numen Brill

The Turkish Contribution to the History of Religions

Numen, Volume 54 (1): 71 – Jan 1, 2007

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Brill
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© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0029-5973
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1568-5276
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10.1163/156852707X171389
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www.brill.nl/nu Th e Turkish Contribution to the History of Religions Ali ( sra Güngör Faculty of Divinity, Ankara University, 06500 Beşevler-Ankara, Turkey gungor@divinity.ankara.edu.tr Abstract Th is article has as its subject researches in the field of history of religions in Turkey and describes a tradition that started in 1912 and has undergone a developmental process of its own up until today. Th is study evaluates, based on scholarly theses, published articles and books, an academic mentality which was initiated by Annemarie Schimmel and was further developed by Hikmet Tanyu and his students. It also classifies the studies in the field conducted in Turkey with examples and draws attention to the difficulties concern- ing the method employed. Th is article, moreover, provides information about the schol- arly activities of the Turkish Association for the History of Religions, which was founded in 1994 with the purpose of improving the communication between Turkish historians of religions and establishing a closer dialogue with their Western colleagues. Keywords History of religions, Turkey, Hikmet Tanyu Th e information age we live in allows people to obtain more information about each other and those who are well-informed are taking a greater interest in other cultures,

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NumenBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: HISTORY OF RELIGIONS; TURKEY; HIKMET TANYU

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