Cross-cultural dialogue on the virtues : the contribution of Fethullah Gülen /

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Author / Creator:Conway, Trudy D., author.
Imprint:Cham : Springer, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (xv, 128 pages).
Language:English
Series:SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies
SpringerBriefs in religious studies.
Subject:Virtue -- Cross-cultural studies.
Religious Studies.
Culture -- Religion.
Religion and Education.
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Virtue.
Electronic books.
Cross-cultural studies.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11086288
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ISBN:9783319078335
331907833X
3319078321
9783319078328
9783319078328
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed July 22, 2014).
Summary:This book explores the development of the influential worldwide Hizmet movement inspired by the Turkish scholar Fethullah Gülen, known for his moderate Islamic emphasis on peaceful relations among diverse people. It provides a detailed study of Gülen'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 movement'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 Gülen's understanding of the virtues as well as presents a comparative study of Gülen'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.
Other form:Printed edition: 9783319078328
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-07833-5

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