SAID NURSI'S INDIVIDUAL LIFE STRUCTURE: A PSYCHOBIOGRAPHIC STUDY

Abstract

Author(s): Yahya AKTU, Bedrettin VAROL, Zehra SEV?M

In this study, In terms of Levinson's theory of life structure, it is aimed to put forth the reasons behind Said Nursi 's decisions and actions in his life. This study is based on the method of psychobiography which is designed in the same way. As data collection tools, The videos and books on which his biography was discussed were examined. In the analysis of the data, systematic association was made between Levinson's theory and life re-narrated by using the NVivo program. When Said Nursi's 83-year-old life stream is examined, education life, first world war, first years of the Republic, Barla, Kastamonu and Emirdag compulsory residence, detention years are the turning points of the life of Nursi. It was understood that during the middle age period, there were major changes in the life structure of Said Nursi. In this stage, most of the Risale-i Nur corpus was revealed. As a result, it is seen that at the center of the life structure of Said Nursi is religious life and spirituality.

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