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Nabil Mouline

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300178906

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300178906.001.0001

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The Birth of a Kingdom and the Renaissance of a Tradition

The Birth of a Kingdom and the Renaissance of a Tradition

(p.94) 4 The Birth of a Kingdom and the Renaissance of a Tradition
Clerics of Islam

Nabil Mouline

Ethan S. Rundell

Yale University Press

This chapter looks at the beginning of the new kingdom and the rebirth of a tradition. It shows that Hanbali-Wahhabism was changed from a counterreligion to a religion, a process which which was encouraged by King Abd al-Aziz. The Hanbali-Wahhabi tradition was preserved by deploying an ethic of responsibility.

Keywords:   Hanbali-Wahhabism, King Abd al-Aziz, Hanbali-Wahhabi, ethic of responsibility

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