Imams in Western Europe: Developments, Transformations, and Institutional Challenges

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As European Muslims and Muslims in the Middle East diverge, imams in Europe have emerged as major agents of religious authority who shape Islam’s presence in Western societies. This volume examines the theoretical and practical questions concerning the evolving role of imams in Europe. To what extent do imams act as intermediaries between European states and Muslim communities? Do states subsidise imam training? How does institutionalisation of Islam differ between European states?
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Number of pages430
ISBN (Print)9789462983830
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2018
EventImams in Western Europe: Authority, Training, and Institutional Challenges - LUISS Guido Carli University & John Cabot American University, Rome , Italy
Duration: 5 Nov 20147 Nov 2014


ConferenceImams in Western Europe
LocationLUISS Guido Carli University & John Cabot American University

Bibliographical note

Niels Valdemar Vinding is an Assistant Professor at the Department of
Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen, with
a specifijic focus on Islam in Europe and European Muslim institutions. His
current research, ‘Imams of the West’, is funded from 2014 to 2017 by the
Carlsberg Research Foundation. His Ph.D. (2013) was on Muslim Positions
in the Religio-Organisational Fields of Denmark, Germany and England.

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Imams, Western Euorpe, Islam, Chaplains, Theology, Challenges, Islam in Europe, Muslims

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