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Preventing Violence and Achieving World Peace

The Contributions of the Gülen Movement

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Edited By Ori Z. Soltes and Margaret A. Johnson

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 Gülen Movement presents the essays of eight scholars who consider the diverse ways in which the Gülen Movement or hizmet («service to others») – inspired by contemporary Turkish social philosopher Fetullah Gülen – 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 Gülen and the works of the Gülen 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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Foreword: Preventing Violence and Achieving World Peace: The Contributions of the Gülen Movement AKBAR AHMED ............................................................................................ vii Acknowledgments ............................................................................................... xi Introduction: Education, Preventing Violence, World Peace, and the Gülen Movement ORI Z. SOLTES & MARGARET A. JOHNSON ................................................. 1 Chapter 1: Socrates, Violence, Education, the Gülen Movement and Peace ORI Z. SOLTES ............................................................................................... 7 Chapter 2: Dialogic Humanism: Gülen’s Alternative to Dialectical Thinking HEON KIM .................................................................................................. 23 Chapter 3: Fethullah Gülen and Peace as Horizon of Tolerance and Dialogue WILHELMUS G.B.M. VALKENBERG ........................................................... 41 Chapter 4: The Role of Education in Achieving World Peace IMAD-AD-DEAN AHMAD ............................................................................. 55 Chapter 5: Fethullah Gülen and the Education of Peace: How Shared Jewish and Muslim “Teaching Tales” Echo the Contemporary Movement THOMAS BLOCK ......................................................................................... 67 Chapter 6: Divine Collusion TERRY MATHIS ........................................................................................... 89 Chapter 7: Universalism in the Thought of Rumi, Kabir, Abulafia, Luria, and Merton; and the Implications for the Gülen Movement, Violence and Peace ORI Z. SOLTES .......................................................................................... 115 Chapter 8: Fethullah Gülen’s Care for All Creation as a Means to Nonviolence EILEEN EPPIG ............................................................................................ 137 List of Contributors ........................................................................................ 149 Index ............................................................................................................... 153

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