Catalogue


The Gülen movement : building social cohesion through dialogue and education /
Gürkan Çelik.
imprint
Delft : Eburon, 2010.
description
xiii, 251 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
9059723694, 9789059723696
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imprint
Delft : Eburon, 2010.
isbn
9059723694
9789059723696
general note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universiteit van Tilburg, 2008.
catalogue key
7651794
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Dr Grkan elik completed his Ph.D on the Glen Movement at Tilburg University, The Netherlands. He received his Master's degree in Policy and Organization Studies from the same university.
Summaries
Main Description
In recent years, Muslim communities in Europe and throughout the West have come under increasingly virulent criticism, blamed for everything from terrorism to breakdowns of social cohesion and ideas of national identity. In response, the G ü len Movement, inspired by the teachings of Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah G ü len, has organized volunteers to use dialogue and education as ways to bridge the divide of misunderstanding that separates Muslims and non-Muslims. The G ü len Movement analyzes the work of the G ü len volunteers using social movement theory, helping us to understand the interactions of its origins, goals, structure, and composition.
Main Description
The existence of social conflicts and the lack of social cohesion are at the center of public debates in many societies. In recent years, these issues have often been linked to Muslims and their religious beliefs. The Islamic response to these allegations and the social problems evoking them has been diverse: this book concerns the reply of a transnational movement of volunteers inspired by the teachings of Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish Muslim scholar. This study represents an attempt to incorporate the Gülen Movement-also called the Volunteers Movement-into a social movement theory approach. In pluralist societies, there are different communication structures and different ways of conflict resolution. The Gülen Movement proposes and practices dialogue and education as two means to establish peace, by maintaining social cohesion and mending the social cleavages dividing Muslims and non-Muslims. It is not only Gülen's spiritual message that has inspired people to pursuit these ideals, but also his leadership. By focusing on its spiritual, intellectual, and practical dimension and its social background, this book contributes to a comprehensive understanding of one of the most promising contemporary social movements. Book jacket.
Main Description
In recent years, Muslim communities in Europe and throughout the West have come under increasingly virulent criticism, blamed for everything from terrorism to breakdowns of social cohesion and ideas of national identity. In response, the Gulen Movement, inspired by the teachings of Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah Gulen, has organized volunteers to use dialogue and education as ways to bridge the divide of misunderstanding that separates Muslims and non-Muslims.The Gulen Movementanalyzes the work of the Gulen volunteers using social movement theory, helping us to understand the interactions of its origins, goals, structure, and composition.
Table of Contents
Testimonialsp. v
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Social Cohesion and the Volunteers Movementp. 3
Conflicts and Their Causesp. 3
Responses of Islamic Movementsp. 8
The Demarcation of the Volunteers Movementp. 11
A Social Movement Theory Approachp. 18
Building Social Cohesionp. 22
Intellectual and Theological Dimensionp. 28
Structure of this Bookp. 35
The Social Background of the Gülen Movementp. 37
Historical and Sociopolitical Contextp. 38
The Connection with Said Nursip. 47
The Sociopolitical Transitionsp. 49
The Hizmet Discoursep. 53
The Golden Generationp. 59
Moderate Islam and a Peaceful Westp. 62
An Example of Servant Leadershipp. 68
Text and the Gülen Movement A textual linguistic analysisp. 79
Introductionp. 79
Cohesionp. 80
Coherencep. 82
Intentionalityp. 84
Acceptabilityp. 87
Informativityp. 89
Situationalityp. 91
Intertextualityp. 92
Conclusionp. 95
Gülen's Philosophy of Educationp. 97
Four Educational Valuesp. 98
'The Middle Way and the Nature of Human Beingsp. 105
A Moral Theory and a Virtuous Generationp. 108
Principles Recalling Ethical Valuesp. 112
Concluding Remarksp. 114
Gülen's Teaching of Dialogue and Tolerancep. 117
Gülen's Term of Reference for Dialoguep. 118
The Three Stages of Gülen's Concept of Dialoguep. 120
Criticisms of Gülen's Concept of Dialoguep. 123
An Amalgamation of Gülen's and Spinoza's Ideas on Tolerancep. 125
Dispute Resolution Through the Dialogical Approachp. 135
Concluding Remarksp. 138
Gülen's Paradigm of Peacep. 139
Dialogue as a Step to Peacep. 140
Turkish Muslimnessp. 143
The Twin Pillars of Peace: Justice and Forgivenessp. 147
Respecting Differences to Avoid Mutual Destructionp. 149
Four Dimensions of Peacep. 152
Concluding Remarksp. 162
The Specificities and the Criticismsp. 165
The Specificities of the Movementp. 166
The Composition of the Movementp. 171
The Main Critiques of the Gülen Movementp. 173
Discussionp. 181
Lessons from the Gülen Movementp. 183
Tire World has Become Global and Interdependentp. 184
Islam and the West are Complementaryp. 185
Dialogue is the Key Method of Attaining Social Cohesionp. 186
Education is the Effective Way to a Cohesive Societyp. 187
The Future is Hopeful Despite the Contradictory Forcesp. 187
Appendix
Methodologyp. 189
Bibliographyp. 197
About the Authorp. 237
Glossary of Termsp. 239
Indexp. 245
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