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Peaceful Movements in the Muslim World

Thomas Michel, S. J.

in Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195323405
eISBN:
9780199869237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323405.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter explores peacebuilding resources in the Muslim tradition. Media attention has centered on the activities of a violent Muslim minority; larger Islamic movements, dedicated to the ... More


Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Joshua D. Hendrick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770986
eISBN:
9780814760475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770986.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The “Hizmet” (“Service”) Movement of Fethullah Gülen is Turkey's most influential Islamic identity community. Widely praised throughout the early 2000s as a mild and moderate variation on Islamic ... More


Cardenio without Shakespeare

Roger Chartier

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter is devoted to the Spanish and French plays that adapted the story of Cardenio for the stage and coped with the same difficulties faced by Fletcher and Shakespeare (if they are the ... More


Introduction: The World’s Most Influential Public Intellectual

Joshua D. Hendrick

in Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770986
eISBN:
9780814760475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770986.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This book is a political ethnography that documents the emergence of the Gülen Movement (GM) as Turkey's most influential nonpartisan, nonmilitary social force and a primary player in the country's ... More


An Ambiguous Leader

Joshua D. Hendrick

in Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770986
eISBN:
9780814760475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770986.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on M. Fethullah Gülen's charismatic leadership. It begins with an assessment of how Gülen was influenced by his predecessor, “Bediüzzaman” Said Nursi. It then presents Gülen from ... More


Community

Joshua D. Hendrick

in Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770986
eISBN:
9780814760475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770986.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the Gülen Movement (GM) as a social organization that creates and reproduces a “community” of loyal and “self-sacrificing” individuals who seek to foster tolerance and ... More


Strategic Ambiguity and Its Discontents (i.e., the Gülen Movement in the United States)

Joshua D. Hendrick

in Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770986
eISBN:
9780814760475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770986.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the Gülen Movement's (GM) activities in the United States to illustrate how its reliance on strategic ambiguity seems to have reached its limits. The GM network is ... More


Conclusion: The Marketization of Muslim Politics in Turkey

Joshua D. Hendrick

in Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770986
eISBN:
9780814760475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770986.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This book concludes with a discussion of the Gülen Movement's (GM) role in the marketization of Muslim politics in Turkey. It explores the ambiguous politics of post-political, market Islam and how ... More


Context

Necati Polat

in Regime Change in Contemporary Turkey: Politics, Rights, Mimesis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474416962
eISBN:
9781474427098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416962.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The overall domestic context following the full defeat of the old regime in Turkey, and the main contours of the Islamist (‘Islamo-nationalist’, Millî Görüş) populism now in full swing, are described ... More


Toward an Islamic Enlightenment: The Gülen Movement

M. Hakan Yavuz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199927999
eISBN:
9780199980543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927999.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Republic of Turkey has recently gone through remarkable political and socioeconomic transformations. As Turkish democracy and civilian rule have been consolidated, the country has also witnessed ... More


The Political Economy of Islamic Finance in Turkey: The Role of Fethullah Gülen and Asya Finans

Filiz Baskan

in The Politics of Islamic Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618361
eISBN:
9780748653089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618361.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter aims to examine the development of Asya Finans as an example of Islamic banking. Asya Finans is an Islamic bank in two respects: first, it avoids interest-based transactions and relies ... More


The Gülen Movement and Turkish Soft Power in the South Caucasus and the Middle East

Bayram Balci

in The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190673604
eISBN:
9780190872618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673604.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on a concrete case study in Turkey’s close neighborhood. It examines the exceptional role played by a social and religious organization that is unique in the Muslim world, namely ... More


Islam's Jesus

Zeki Saritoprak

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049403
eISBN:
9780813050171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049403.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book aims to illuminate Islam's rich theological engagement with the figure of Jesus, which can lay the groundwork for Muslim-Christian dialogue. This book explores the importance of Jesus in ... More


Modern and Contemporary Debates on Jihād and Martyrdom II: Privileging History, Context, and Polysemy

Asma Afsaruddin

in Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199730933
eISBN:
9780199344949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730933.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In sharp contrast to most of the modern thinkers and activists we focused on in the previous chapter, the scholars and activists discussed in this chapter are distinguished by their inclination to ... More


Islam and the Retrenchment of Turkish Conservatism

Cihan Tuğal

in Post-Islamism: The Changing Faces of Political Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766062
eISBN:
9780199345137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766062.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islamist mobilization in Turkey has evolved into an Islamic conservatism that parallels mainstream Western (especially American) conservatism. After the turn of the century, interpretations of Islam ... More


Identity, Social Repression, and Public Policy: A Case Study of Anatolian Towns

Binnaz Toprak

in The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199930890
eISBN:
9780199980581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930890.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is anchored in the view that true individual freedom includes freedom from religion, or the liberty to live a life free of communal religious definitions of what is moral or proper. The ... More


Approaching Muslim Politics in Turkey

Joshua D. Hendrick

in Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770986
eISBN:
9780814760475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770986.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses Muslim politics in Turkey. It first traces the history of modern Muslim politics as well as the institutionalization of modern Muslim identity in Turkey, along with the rise in ... More


The Political Economy of Muslim Politics in Turkey

Joshua D. Hendrick

in Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770986
eISBN:
9780814760475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770986.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the political economy of Muslim politics that gave rise to the Gülen Movement's (GM) collective mobilization. It situates the GM in its proper milieu by explaining how Turkey's ... More


Education

Joshua D. Hendrick

in Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770986
eISBN:
9780814760475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770986.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter provides a brief history of education in Turkey and how the Gülen Movement (GM) was able to carve a niche in the area of private education and test preparation. It begins with an ... More


Değirmenin suyu nereden geliyor? (Where does the water for the mill come from?)

Joshua D. Hendrick

in Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770986
eISBN:
9780814760475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770986.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter addresses the question Değirmenin suyu nereden geliyor? (Where does the water for the mill come from?) by focusing on the Gülen Movement's (GM) strategies to accumulate investment ... More


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