God, Man, Mortality: The Perspective of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

God, Man, Mortality: The Perspective of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi


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God, Man, Mortality is a collection of essays written both by seasoned and by up and coming scholars working the field known as Nursi studies. The aim of these essays is to hold a mirror up to Nursi's teachings on a number of issues, just as Nursi held a mirror up to the teachings of the Qur'an. The scope is broad covering subjects such as Divine immanence and transcendence, human spirituality and man's role as Divine vicegerent. Divine determining and free will, and human conscience as evidence of the existence of God. The topics presented by the authors are unashamedly theocentric in nature: discussions on politics and legal theory are conspicuous by their absence. We benefit from the depth of awareness that the contributors clearly have of Nursi's teachings and his place in the Muslim academe, as well as from their lucid expository styles and strong authorial voices.

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ISBN-13: 9781597843294
Publisher: Tughra Books
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 416,806
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Hasan Horkuc is a Research Fellow in Islamic and comparative studies and is the director of Durham University Risale-i Nur Studies Program. He specializes in Nursian studies, the origins and development of Nursian exegesis. He has written and contributed to a number of papers among which the latest one is "Is Justice Binary? Absolute and Relative Justice in the Teachings of Said Nursi." His most recent publication is Said Nursi: Makers of Islamic Civilization by Oxford University Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Series Aims and Scope viii

Foreword ix

Chapter 1 The Human Conscience as a Proof for the Existence of God: Nursi's Perspective Bilal Kuspinar 1

Chapter 2 What Is Man?: Bediüzzaman Said Nursi on Man as God's Representative on Earth: A Christian Reading Report Revd Marten de Vries 15

Chapter 3 Transcendence-Immanence of God: How Humans Relate to God in the Theological Discourse of Bediüzzaman Said Nursi Mehmet Özalp 27

Chapter 4 Man as Vicegerent of the Earth: How New Is Said Nursi's Interpretation? Sükran Vahide 41

Chapter 5 Sincerity and Wisdom in the Fully Human Person: Ikhlas in the Risale-i Nur Thomas Michel, S.J. 67

Chapter 6 Nursi's Divine Attribute Based View of Man and its Link to Holy Spirit Yunus Çengel 79

Chapter 7 Plan's Struggle with Mortality and His Quest for Rediscovering God: Finding Spirituality in Generation Y Mahsheed Ansari 111

Chapter 8 Nursi on the Problem of Theodicy Zeki Santoprak 133

Chapter 9 Nursian Perspective on Social Change: Top Down or Bottom Up? Hasan Hörküç 145

Chapter 10 Agents of Human Spirituality: Dominical Subtle Faculties of Man According to Said Nursi Kerim Balci 167

Index 205

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