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Toward an Islamic Enlightenment: The Gülen Movement

M. Hakan Yavuz

Abstract

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 a transformation in national orientation, once again playing a leadership role in the heart of the Muslim world. Turkey's example of being a dynamic Muslim democracy and emerging economic power has inspired reformists in the Arab world and beyond. In order to fully grasp these historic transformations, one has to consider the central intellectual and social rule played by the followers of the Turki ... More

Keywords: Islamic reformation, Islamic enlightenment, the public sphere, democracy, secularism, alternative modernity, the Gülen movement, interfaith dialogue, revelation and reason

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199927999
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927999.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. Hakan Yavuz, author
University of Utah

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