The Gülen Movement

A Sociological Analysis of a Civic Movement Rooted in Moderate Islam

Authors: Ebaugh, Helen Rose

  • 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
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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.

About the authors

Helen Rose Ebaugh, professor, University of Houston, received her Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University in 1975 with specialties in organizational sociology and the sociology of religion. In addition to five research monographs and two edited books, she has published numerous articles in scholarly journals, including The American Sociological Review, Social Forces, The Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Sociological Analysis and The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. She served as president of the national Association for the Sociology of Religion, helped organize and served as the first chair of the American Sociological Association’s Section on the Sociology of Religion and is past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Ebaugh received two consecutive research grants from the Pew Charitable Trusts to study religion and the new immigrants in the United States. With a major grant from the Lilly Endowment, she studied inter-faith coalitions and their provision of social services. She routinely teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the sociology of religion and the study of world religions.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ebaugh, Helen Rose

    Pages 1-11

  • Islam and the State Throughout Turkish History

    Ebaugh, Helen Rose

    Pages 13-22

  • Fethullah Gülen: His Life, Beliefs and the Movement That He Inspires

    Ebaugh, Helen Rose

    Pages 23-46

  • Social Organization in the Movement: The Network of Local Circles

    Ebaugh, Helen Rose

    Pages 47-64

  • The Turkish-Islamic Culture of Giving*

    Ebaugh, Helen Rose

    Pages 65-81

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9894-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9893-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Gülen Movement
Book Subtitle
A Sociological Analysis of a Civic Movement Rooted in Moderate Islam
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9894-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9894-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9893-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 134
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