Author(s): Abdullah ÖZBOLAT
Subject of this study is change of discourse in the sermons/khutbahs of Presidency of Religious Affairs(PRA). There are two aims of this study: to focus on change in the sermons of PRA and to conceptualize the dimensions of change of discourse in the sermons of PRA. It is compared books of sermons that publish of PRA in years of 1994 and 2007 in this study. This study is identified that reflects to sermons of change of discourse in the the case of the sermons of PRA and conceptualized in the five dimensions reflections of the change of discourse from year of 1994 to year of 2007. Conceptualized dimensions are listed in the way: from regulation with faith and practice of social life to regulation with interpersonal relationships of social life; from religious values to religious and national values; from hierarchy to an egalitarian line; from exclusionary discourse to an encompassing discourse; from a single-causal explanation to multi-causal explanations. The first section focuses on the institution of PRA as a religious organization and the phenomenon of religion; second section focuses on sermons as a religious practice and discourse, in the third section focuses on change of discourse in the the case of the sermons of PRA and is conceptualized dimensions of change of discourse in the sermons from 1994 to 2007.