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A Muslim Sage Among Peers: Fethullah Gulen in Dialogue with Christians

A Muslim Sage Among Peers: Fethullah Gulen in Dialogue with Christians

by John D. Barton (Editor)


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This volume puts Fethullah Gulen and the Hizmet movement in dialogue with Christian theologians, philosophers and organizations concerning areas of shared interest. The Christian voices represented in these constructed dialogues are diverse: contemporary and historical, Catholic and Protestant, theological and pragmatic. While all of the essays explore overlaps and similarities between Gulen and these dialogue partners, they also bring to the surface differences and critical assessments. The result is a multi-faceted conversation that invites us all into deeper levels of historical and theological imagination, self-reflection, and collaborative service.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682060186
Publisher: Blue Dome Press
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

John D. Barton (Ph.D., Makerere University, Uganda) is Director of Center for Faith and Learning at Pepperdine University where he also serves on the faculties of Seaver College's Religion and Philosophy Division and Pepperdine's graduate program in Social Entrepreneurship and Change. He serves on the board of directors for the Kibo Group, an international non-profit organization that pursues sustainable development in East African communities, and is consulting editor for Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis, and co-editor of Leaven: A Journal of Christian Ministry.

Table of Contents

Dedication vii

Editor's Introduction ix

List of Contributors xix

Part 1 Gülen Among Contemporary Peers

Chapter 1 Fethullh Gülen and Alasdair MacIntyre: Virtue and Religion in Modern Life 3

Chapter 2 The Spirituality of Peacebuilding: Fethullah Gülen and John Paul Lederach 19

Chapter 3 Tolerance in the Theology and Thought of A. J. Conyers and Fethullah Gü 47

Chapter 4 Love and Truth in Democratic Societies: Fethullah Gülen and Pope Benedict XVI on Social Questions 67

Chapter 5 Muslim Christian Dialogue: Nostra Aetate and Fethullah Gülen's Vision 81

Chapter 6 Fethullah Gülen and Thomas Merton on Spirituality and Social Activism 99

Part 2 Gülen Among Historical Peers

Chapter 7 Desiderius Erasmus and Fethullah Gülen: Intercultural and Interfaith Bridge-builders 119

Chapter 8 Religious Freedom in the Baptist Vision and in Fethullah Gülen: Resources for Muslims and Christians 133

Chapter 9 Dialogue between Jesuit and Gülen Educational and Spiritual Foundtions 157

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