Cross-cultural Dialogue on the Virtues: The Contribution of Fethullah GÃ¼len
Series: SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies, Vol. 1
Author: Trudy D. Conway
- Explores the development of the influential worldwide Hizmet movement inspired by the Turkish scholar Fethullah GÃ¼len
- Focuses on a study of the core virtues of the Hizmet movement and the role they played in developing a worldwide network of educational, charitable, service and dialogue initiatives
- Presents a comparative study of GÃ¼lenâ€™s account of the virtues in dialogue with prominent thinkers of the Western philosophical tradition and the religious traditions of Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism
This book explores the development of the influential worldwide Hizmet movement inspired by the Turkish scholar Fethullah GÃ¼len, known for his moderate Islamic emphasis on peaceful relations among diverse people. It provides a detailed study of GÃ¼lenâ€™s account of the virtues and argues that they provide the key to understanding this thinker and the movement he inspired, from its initial establishment of hospitality houses through the growth of worldwide schools, hospitals, media outlets, charitable associations and dialogue centers.
The book analyzes the distinctive virtues that shaped the Hizmet movementâ€™s ethos as well as continue to sustain its expansive energy, from the core virtues of tolerance, hospitality, compassion and charity to a host of related virtues, including wisdom, humility, mildness, patience, mercy, integrity and hope. It also examines the Islamic and Sufi roots of GÃ¼lenâ€™s understanding of the virtues as well as presents a comparative study of GÃ¼lenâ€™s account of the virtues in dialogue with prominent thinkers of the Western philosophical tradition and the religious traditions of Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism.
The Hizmet movement provides living witness to the power and efficacy of tolerance, dialogue and peaceful relations among diverse people. This book offers an insightful portrait of the core virtues of this movement and the scholar who fully explored them within his writing. It will appeal to readers interested in virtue ethics, character education, cross-cultural studies, interfaith dialogue and the role of moderate Islam today.
Content Level Â» Research