Gulen and the Hizmet Movement began to take initiatives in order to overcome ignorance, disunity and poverty. At the beginning of the 21st century the Hizmet Movement formed one of the most influential networks of Muslims, not only in Turkey but in Europe and the United States as well. While the Hizmet Movement has thus far mainly been studied from a social scientific perspective, this book claims that Fethullah Gulen and the Hizmet Movement can best be understood by researching the religious drive that empowers them. Since this book has been written by a Christian theologian, this is done in a comparative theological approach that not only shows how Gulen and the Hizmet Movement renew Islam by service, but also how Christians can be inspired by such a religious renewal movement.
|Dr. Wilhelmus "Pim" Valkenberg|
Published on http://www.fethullah-gulen.org/academic-papers/christian-view-of-fethullah-gulen-and-the-hizmet-movement.html, 29 October 2015, Thursday