By Helen Rose Ebaugh (auth.), Helen Rose Ebaugh (eds.)
This is among the first educational books approximately Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish student and preacher, and the civic move he encouraged in Turkey and finally through the international. The circulate is rooted in average Islam and is devoted to teaching adolescence, fostering interfaith and intercultural conversation, aiding the needy in society and contributing to international peace. in response to interview facts and visits to Gülen-inspired associations, the ebook describes the flow from a sociological point of view, specifically throughout the lens of social circulate thought. it's the first ebook, grounded in empirical technique, to explain the flow to a Western viewers. it is going to be of targeted curiosity to social scientists drawn to spiritual events, spiritual students looking details on Islamic routine and most people wanting to find a reasonable Islam that promotes humanitarian projects.