Turkish Islam and the Secular State: The Gèulen Movement

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M. Hakan Yavuz, John L. Esposito
Syracuse University Press, 2003 - History - 280 pages
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This book examines recent reformations of Islam and culture in Turkey and the successful Islamic modernist Fethullah Gülen movement. Combining a devotion to Islam with love for modern learning, especially modern science, the Fethullah Gülen movement has gained a substantial following in Turkey over the past twenty years, and since 1991 has achieved great influence in Central Asia through the establishment of schools. Contributors explore the origins and establishment of the Gülen movement, its intellectual and religious formation, its spread across Turkey and Central Asia, and its influence on citizens outside the movement, including on leading Turkish politicians.
 

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Contents

Islam in the Public Sphere The Case of the Nur Movement
1
The Gülen Movement The Turkish Puritans
19
The Gülen Movements Islamic Ethic of Education
48
Fethullah Gülen as Educator
69
Following in the Footsteps of Fethullah Gülen Three Women Teachers Tell Their Stories
85
Fethullah Gülens Search for a Middle Way Between Modernity and Muslim Tradition
115
Diaspora and Stability Constitutive Elements in a Body of Knowledge
131
Fethullah Gülen A Sufi in His Own Way
156
The Making of Enemy and Friend Fethullah Gülens NationalSecurity Identity
170
National Loyalties and International Undertakings The Case of the Gülen Community in Kazakhstan
184
Ijtihad and Tajdid by Conduct The Gülen Movement
208
Fethullah Gülen Transcending Modernity in the New Islamic Discourse
238
Abant Declarations
251
References
257
Index
275
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