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The House of Service: The Gulen Movement and Islam's Third Way

David Tittensor


The Gülen Movement is a transnational Muslim faith-based education movement that has established schools in more than 140 countries. Originating in Turkey, the movement, named after its eponymous leader Fethullah Gülen, seeks to meld religious education and the natural sciences. While in recent years the movement has come to scholarly attention, the majority of literature produced is based almost entirely at the level of discourse and tends to fall into two camps: movement supporters and detractors. The latter regularly decry that they are fundamentalists and revolutionaries in waiting, while ... More

Keywords: Transnational Islam, Gülen Movement, missionary, social businesses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199336418
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336418.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Tittensor, author
Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University