Hizmet Means Service

Perspectives on an Alternative Path within Islam

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Editor(s): 
Martin E. Marty
  • Berkeley, CA: 
    University of California Press
    , September
     2015.
     216 pages.
     $29.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780520285187.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Kim Shively forthcoming.

Description

Hizmet Means Service examines Hizmet, a Turkey-based but global movement dedicated to human service. Inspired by Fethullah Gülen, a Sufi Muslim mystic, scholar, and preacher, it is an international endeavor focused on education, business, interfaith dialogue, science, and efforts to promote tolerance and understanding. One of Hizmet’s main tenets is that religious believers can hold profound beliefs and commit spiritually inspired acts of service without discriminating against or alienating people of other faiths. Even as a ruling party in Turkey has set out to undercut the movement, its international influence continues to grow and attract followers who are devoted to service.

The scholars whose work appears in this book represent a variety of disciplines, faiths, and nations and offer a wide range of narratives, analyses, and critiques. This title moves beyond mere introduction, analyzing Hizmet and the manifestations of this interfaith movement.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Martin E. Marty is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is the author of over fifty books, including most recently Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison: A Biography.

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