Gulen's Philosophy for a Global Revival of Civilization

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Blue Dome Press is pleased to announce the release of a Contemporary Renaissance by Sulayman Ashrati

M. Fethullah Gülen is the inspiration behind the worldwide civil service community, Hizmet – but he’s also one of the world’s foremost Islamic scholars. His focus on interfaith dialogue, peacebuilding, and universal human rights has laid the foundation for a brighter, more tolerant future.

A Contemporary Renaissance, by Sulayman Ashrati, is partly a history, as it examines the spiritual and intellectual roots of Gülen’s philosophy, as well as his place within Islamic jurisprudence. But the book is also part prescriptive: Ashrati attempts to explain how Gülen’s philosophies of non-violence, service, reason, and education are leading to a new “Muslim Renaissance.” Through the work of thinkers like Gülen, and the actions of the people who listen to them, the true Islam – of peace and universal human rights – will supersede the reactionary misinterpretations of Islamic extremists. In a globalized world, this true Islam has an important role to play in finding solutions to the biggest problems facing humanity.

Scholarly but readable, A Contemporary Renaissance will help readers better understand the revolutionary philosophy of Fethullah Gülen.

Professor Sulayman Ashrati is the head of the Department of Qur'anic Studies and Comparative Religion at Wahran University, Algeria. He is the Director of the Journal of the Wahran Literary Institute, Hadatha, founding editor of the Journal of Maghrib Studies, and editor of the Wahran University Journal.

Title: A Contemporary Renassiance by Sulayman Ashrati
9781682060087, 190 pages, $14.95, May 2017
Distributed By: NBN - National Book Network

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