A Sociological Analysis of a Civic Movement Rooted in Moderate Islam
Ebaugh, Helen Rose
2010, XIII, 134p.
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The first book to describe Fethullah Gulen and the Gulen Movement from a sociological perspective
Offers an interesting insight into the theological and socio-political views of one of the largest moderate Islamic movements
Contains a chapter on the mechanisms of finance in the movement, a topic of great interest in the light of recent news events regarding Islamic financing of charities
This is one of the first academic books about Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish scholar and preacher, and the civic movement he inspired in Turkey and ultimately throughout the world. The movement is rooted in moderate Islam and is committed to educating youth, fostering interfaith and intercultural dialog, assisting the needy in society and contributing to global peace. Based on interview data and visits to Gülen-inspired institutions, the book describes the movement from a sociological perspective, especially through the lens of social movement theory. It is the first book, grounded in empirical methodology, to describe the movement to a Western audience. It will be of special interest to social scientists interested in religious movements, religious scholars seeking information on Islamic movements and the general public eager to discover a moderate Islam that promotes humanitarian projects.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Fethullah Gülen - Gülen - Gülen Movement - Gülen-inspired service projects - Institution - Islam - Moderate Islamic movement - Sociology - Turkish Islamic movement
Islam and the State Throughout Turkish History.- Fethullah Gülen: His Life, Beliefs and the Movement That He Inspires.- Social Organization in the Movement: The Network of Local Circles.- The Turkish-Islamic Culture of Giving*.- The Water for the Mill: Financing of Gülen-Inspired Service Projects.- Summary.