Preventing Violence and Achieving World Peace: The Contributions of the Guelen Movement (Washington College Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture

Preventing Violence and Achieving World Peace: The Contributions of the Guelen Movement (Washington College Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture

By: Ori Z. Soltes (editor), Margaret A. Johnson (editor)Hardback

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How can we address the seemingly endless conflicts in the world, particularly those arising from misunderstandings of Islam by both Muslims and non-Muslims? "Preventing Violence and Achieving World Peace: The Contributions of the Guelen Movement" presents the essays of eight scholars who consider the diverse ways in which the Guelen Movement or hizmet (service to others) - inspired by contemporary Turkish social philosopher Fetullah Guelen - has worked to answer this question. Drawing from various intellectual and theological sources, particularly Sufism, these essays indicate multiple instances of positive interfaith and/or multicultural dialogue. In addition, they consider how the writings of Guelen and the works of the Guelen Movement, through an extensive program of education and communication, have contributed significantly to efforts that oppose violence and shape universal peace.

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About Author

Ori Z. Soltes teaches theology and art history at Georgetown University. He received his BA from Haverford College, his MA from Princeton University, and his PhD from Union University. He is the author of over 215 books, articles, and essays including Mysticism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Searching for Oneness and Embracing the World: The Relationship between Fetullah Gulen, Jelaladdin Rumi and Others. Margaret A. Johnson, a sociologist and business owner, is Senior Research Associate for the Institute for Islamic and Turkish Studies in Fairfax, Virginia. She received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Her current research is on peace building and Islam in the United States. She is President and CEO of Transfirex Translation Services. Recently ranked 5th in the D.C. Metro Area by the Washington Business Journal, Transfirex, Inc. is in its eleventh year of providing scientific, technical, and educational translations in over 40 languages.

Contents

Contents: Akbar Ahmed: Foreword: Preventing Violence and Achieving World Peace: The Contributions of the Gulen Movement - Ori Z. Soltes/Margaret A. Johnson: Introduction: Education, Preventing Violence, World Peace, and the Gulen Movement - Ori Z. Soltes: Socrates, Violence, Education, the Gulen Movement and Peace - Heon Kim: Dialogic Humanism: Gulen's Alternative to Dialectical Thinking - Wilhelmus G.B.M. Valkenberg: Fethullah Gulen and Peace as Horizon of Tolerance and Dialogue - Imad-Ad-Dean Ahmad: The Role of Education in Achieving World Peace - Thomas Block: Fethullah Gulen and the Education of Peace: How Shared Jewish and Muslim "Teaching Tales" Echo the Contemporary Movement - Terry Mathis: Divine Collusion - Ori Z. Soltes: Universalism in the Thought of Rumi, Kabir, Abulafia, Luria, and Merton; and the Implications for the Gulen Movement, Violence and Peace - Eileen Eppig: Fethullah Gulen's Care for All Creation as a Means to Nonviolence.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/11/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781433120206
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 156
  • ID: 9781433120206
  • weight: 360
  • ISBN10: 1433120208

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