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The scholars whose work appears in this book represent a variety of disciplines, faiths, and nations and offer a wide range of narratives, analyses, and critiques. This title moves beyond mere introduction, analyzing Hizmet and the manifestations of this interfaith movement.
Hizmet Means Service: Perspectives on an Alternative Path within Islam
Martin E. Marty* (Editor)
Paperback, 216 pages
Acknowledgments Introduction (Martin E. Marty)
1) Hizmet among the Most Influential Religious Movements of Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish History (Carter Vaughn Findley)
2) Who Is Fethullah Gulen? An Overview of His Life (Marcia Hermansen)
3) The Institutions and Discourses of Hizmet Culture, and Their Discontents (Jeremy F. Walton)
4) The Role of Religion in the Gülen Movement (Zeki Saritoprak)
5) Building Bridges: Gülen Pontifex (Simon Robinson)
6) Ethics in the Theory and Practice of Hizmet (Radhi H. al-Mabuk)
7) Gulen as an Educator (Tom Gage)
"These essays usefully distill the complex issues surrounding what is arguably the most compelling and at the same time puzzling exemplar of contemporary Islam's engagement with twenty-first century society. The contributors live up to their role in elucidation and analysis: Marty's introduction and R. Scott Appleby's lucid summation set the terms and syntax for an important conversation that must be ongoing."—Richard A. Rosengarten, the University of Chicago Divinity School
"Hizmet Means Service is a timely and important contribution to the literature on Islamic studies. Analyzing the Gülen movement in Turkey and globally, it covers a broad range of issues such as Muslim ethics, education, interfaith dialogue, and politics."—Ahmet T. Kuru, author of Secularism and State Policies toward Religion: The United States, France, and Turkey.
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* Martin E. Marty is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is the author of over fifty books, including most recently Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison: A Biography.
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