Embracing the World: Fethullah Gule's Thought and Its Relationship with Jelaluddin Rumi and Others

Embracing the World: Fethullah Gule's Thought and Its Relationship with Jelaluddin Rumi and Others

by Ori Z. Soltes

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Overview

This book is not a comprehensive study of Rumi and Gülen, but it seeks to explore the places where the thought of the one is echoed in the thinking of the other, either overtly or indirectly—and to note ways in which the opposite is true: that Gülen diverges from Rumi. The book is also seeking to suggest some of the larger contexts in which the thinking of both resides. Given the wide-ranging aspects of their respective writings, it should not be surprising if, minimally, we can find important foundation stones in both philosophy and theology in the edifices that they each construct.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597842884
Publisher: Tughra Books
Publication date: 08/07/2013
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.93(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ori Z. Soltes is Goldman Professorial Lecturer in Theology and Fine Arts at Georgetown University, and former Director and Curator of the B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, DC, where he curated over 80 exhibitions. He lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Sufism within the History of Islam: From Rabi'a to Ibn al-'Arabi 1

Chapter 2 The Life and Thought of Jalaluddin Rumi 19

Chapter 3 Biographical Contexts: The Intellectual Shaping of Fethullah Gülen 51

Chapter 4 Gülen's Thought in Its Relation to Rumi and Other Thinkers: Mysticism and the Passion for Interfaith Dialogue 67

Chapter 5 Gülen's Thought as Action: Education and the Hizmet Movement 103

Chapter 6 Between Past and Future: Gülen's Vision, Its Sources and Goals: In Pursuit of a Better World 125

Bibliography 141

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