Turkish Islam and the Secular State: The Gülen Movement (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East) (Hardcover)

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By M. Hakan Yavuz (Editor), John Esposito (Editor)
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This book examines recent reformations of Islam and culture in Turkey and the successful Islamic modernist Fethullah G len movement. Combining a devotion to Islam with love for modern learning, especially modern science, the Fethullah G len 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 G len 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780815630159
ISBN-10: 0815630158
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2003
Pages: 316
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East