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Conversations on Fethullah Gulen and the Hizmet Movement

Dreaming for a Better World

By Peter Barnes (Edited by), Gregory Baum (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 140 pages
Published In: United States, 15 December 2015
This book, entitled Conversations on Fethullah Gulen and the Hizment Movement: Dreaming for a Better World, is intended to represent an open perspective on the influence of the Hizmet Movement, including Fethullah Gulen in particular, on the theme of "dreaming for a better world," based on a variety of Christian and Muslim world views. This theme is approached from three specific perspectives: education and an emphasis on interfaith and intercultural dialogue, a comparison of various spiritualties, and a consideration of the shared dreams of the two religions. The essays in this volume are adapted from talks presented by eleven authors from Canada and the United States at the Gulen Symposium at Carleton University in October 2009. The panel discussion that followed the individual presentations enhanced the overall theme of "dreaming for a better world." The symposium as a whole represented the positive potential that there is for the organization of forums of sharing that focus on this theme and on the three sub themes.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Gulen (Hizmet) Movement Education Model and Interfaith/Intercultural Dialogue 1. Ethics in Engineering and Science: Fethullah Gulen's Model, Yetkin Yildirim 2. Peace Begins With You and Me, Marla Bryant Part II: Gulen (Hizmet) Movement Spirituality Comparisons 3. Fethullah Gulen and Fr. Basil Moreau: Sowing the Seeds for Religious Tolerance and Dialogue, James Puglisi 4. The Color of God, Whitney Bodman 5. Seeking the Lower Place: A Dialogue Between Fethullah Gulen's Understanding of Sufism and Franciscan Spirituality, Edward L. Shirley 6. Weaving Spiritual Diversity to Enhance Personal and Community Growth, Peter Barnes 7. Fethullah Gulen: An Islamic Ethic for Contemporary Society, Gregory Baum Part III: The Dreams Shared by the Gulen (Hizmet) Movement 8. A Muslim and Christian Interfaith Imperative: Stewardship of Creation Islam in the Contemporary World: The Fethullah Gulen Movement in Thought and Practice, Brice Balmer 9. Ottomanism and Fethullah Gulen: From Utopia to Reality, Dimitri Kitsikis 10. The Way of Dialogue and the Gulen Movement, M. Darrol Bryant 10. Dreaming for a Better World: Foreward to the Conference of October 24th, 2009, Angela Sumegi

About the Author

Peter Barnes is coordinator of bereavement services at Eastern Health of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador and former professor in the Faculty of Human Sciences at St. Paul University. Gregory Baum is research associate at the Centre for Justice and Faith.


Spirituality has gained a momentum in post-modern times and societies, and this book explains how an Islamic spirituality is renewed in different areas by examining Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah Gulen's ideas on education and dialogue. The role of faith-inspired movements in advocating the relevance of spirituality in modern debates and issues is demonstrated in this book. The book also translates the fascinating comparative examples into larger modern problems facing communities across the globe. This is a comprehensive analysis of one of the most influential Muslim scholars and thinkers' idea on spiritual action and thought. -- Erkan Toguslu, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

EAN: 9781498522717
ISBN: 1498522718
Publisher: Lexington Books
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.9 x 1.5 centimetres (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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