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Pro-Violence Sermons of a Secular State: Turkey’s Diyanet on Islamist Militarism, Jihadism and Glorification of Martyrdom

Yilmaz, Ihsan and Erturk, OF 2021, Pro-Violence Sermons of a Secular State: Turkey’s Diyanet on Islamist Militarism, Jihadism and Glorification of Martyrdom, Religions, vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 659-659, doi: 10.3390/rel12080659.

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Title Pro-Violence Sermons of a Secular State: Turkey’s Diyanet on Islamist Militarism, Jihadism and Glorification of Martyrdom
Author(s) Yilmaz, IhsanORCID iD for Yilmaz, Ihsan orcid.org/0000-0001-8409-3045
Erturk, OF
Journal name Religions
Volume number 12
Issue number 8
Start page 659
End page 659
Total pages 1
Publisher MDPI AG
Publication date 2021
ISSN 2077-1444
Summary The literature on martyrdom has not, so far, systematically analysed a constitutionally secular state’s extensive use of religion in propagating martyrdom narratives by using state-controlled religious institutions. This paper addresses this gap in martyrdom literature. In addition, even though some studies have analysed how martyrdom narratives have been used for political purposes in Turkey for mythmaking and building a collective memory, a religious institution’s active use by the state for the purposes of mythmaking and collective memory building has not been studied. This paper shows that the contents of the Friday sermons, that reach at least 50 percent of the country’s adult males every week, have moved from Turkish nationalist understanding of militarism and martyrdom to more radical, Islamist and pro-violence interpretations that actively promote dying for the nation, homeland, religion and God. The sermons also emphasise that new generations must be raised with this pro-violence religious spirit, which is also novel.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/rel12080659
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Field of Research 2204 Religion and Religious Studies
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30154905

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