Globalization, Ethics and Islam: The Case of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

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"Said Nursi (1877-1960) was an advocate of a form of Islam strongly committed to non-violence and constructive engagement with the West and Christianity. He has six million followers - the Nursi community - primarily in Turkey. Yet many in the USA and Europe are not familiar with his important work; this book seeks to rectify that gap." In Globalization, Ethics and Islam, Jewish, Christian and Islamic scholars reflect upon the achievement of Said Nursi and apply his thought to the complex issues of non-violence, dialogue and globalization.
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Keith Ward
'An excellent example of co-operative scholarship between Muslims and Christians. Anyone who wishes to learn about a thoroughly orthodox, tolerant and eirenic Islam, as expressed by the the early twentieth century Turkish writer, Said Nursi, should read this book.'
Professor, Christ Church, Oxford
Lloyd Ridgeon
'This is a welcome book: there are very few works on Said Nursi. It is obviously of great relevance in the post 9/11 period and will provide fascinating reading for scholars, academics and those interested in Islam, Turkey and in other fields of social science.'
Professor, Lecturer in Islamic and Persian Studies, University of Glasgow
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754650157
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/31/2005
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Non-Violence And Peace: Bediuzzman Said Nursi & The Risale-i Nur, Sukran Vahide
The ethics of pardon and peace: a dialogue of ideas between the thought of Pope John II and the Risale-i Nur, Thomas Michel
Renewal and reformation in the mid-20th century: Bediuzzman Said Nursi and religion in the 1950's, John Obert Voll. Part II Ethics And Dialogue: Secular or religious foundation for ethics: a case study of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, Ian Markham
Quar'anic ethics and Said Nursi's Risale-i Nur, Asma Afsaruddin
The ethics of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's dialogue with the west in light of his concept of 'Europe', Patrice C. Brodeur
Ethics in the Confucian text: comparative study with Risale-i Nur, Jemil Hee-Soo Lee
An outline of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's views of Christianity and the west, Sukran Vahide. Part III Globalization: Is globalization a threat to Islam? Said Nursi's response, Oliver Leaman
Globalization in the light of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Risale-i Nur: an exposition, Amer Al-Roubaie and Shaifiq Alvi
Globalization: its meaning, scope and impact in the light of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Damascus sermon, Fred A. Reed
Virtue vs. decadence: the struggle of civilizations within the global village, Necati Aydin
Islam and modernity, Durmus Hocaoglu
The gesture of Said Nursi as a challenge to modernity, Ahmad Aries
Rethinking globalization: Hardt and Negri in conversation with Said Nursi, Ian Markham. Index.
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