Hizmet Means Service
Martin E. Marty (Hrsg.)
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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Religion/Theologie
Hizmet Means Service examines Hizmet, a Turkey-based but global movement dedicated to human service. Inspired by Fethullah Gülen, a Sufi Muslim mystic, scholar, and preacher, it is an international endeavor focused on education, business, interfaith dialogue, science, and efforts to promote tolerance and understanding. One of Hizmet’s main tenets is that religious believers can hold profound beliefs and commit spiritually inspired acts of service without discriminating against or alienating people of other faiths. Even as a ruling party in Turkey has set out to undercut the movement, its international influence continues to grow and attract followers who are devoted to service.
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.
islamic mysticism, interfaith dialogue, secularization, fethullah gulen, political islam, gulenists, muslim christian relations, turkish muslims, hizmet, islam christian relations, gulen movement, religious ethics, religious fundamentalism, sufi traditions, women and hismet, islam, islamic women, religious service, gulen hareketi, gulenist schools in america, religion in turkey, socially conscious islam, late ottoman religious movements, religious education