By Trudy D. Conway
This booklet explores the improvement of the influential all over the world Hizmet circulation encouraged by means of the Turkish pupil Fethullah Gülen, identified for his reasonable Islamic emphasis on peaceable family members between assorted humans. It offers a close research of Gülen’s account of the virtues and argues that they supply the main to figuring out this philosopher and the move he encouraged, from its preliminary institution of hospitality homes in the course of the progress of globally colleges, hospitals, media retailers, charitable institutions and discussion centers.
The e-book analyzes the special virtues that formed the Hizmet movement’s ethos in addition to proceed to maintain its expansive strength, from the center virtues of tolerance, hospitality, compassion and charity to a number of comparable virtues, together with knowledge, humility, mildness, endurance, mercy, integrity and desire. It additionally examines the Islamic and Sufi roots of Gülen’s knowing of the virtues in addition to provides a comparative examine of Gülen’s account of the virtues in discussion with widespread thinkers of the Western philosophical culture and the non secular traditions of Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism.
The Hizmet stream presents residing witness to the facility and efficacy of tolerance, discussion and peaceable relatives between diversified humans. This ebook bargains an insightful portrait of the middle virtues of this move and the student who absolutely explored them inside of his writing. it's going to entice readers attracted to advantage ethics, personality schooling, cross-cultural reviews, interfaith discussion and the position of reasonable Islam today.
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Encountering others brings us to articulate and reflect on our own beliefs and commitments, preventing us from lapsing into thoughtless conformity and passive acquiescence. Dialogue with others also encourages critical reflection on one’s judgments and convictions, allowing thoughtful consideration of what otherwise may be passively inherited judgments and claims. The philosopher Buber describes the sphere of the ‘‘between’’ in which dialogue takes place, wherein each of us moves beyond our taken-for-granted, largely unexamined familiar world, broadening our horizon to include that of the other.
1992). Internal criticism and indian rationalist rraditions. ), Relativism: Interpretation and confrontation. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame. , & Williams, A. (2000). Advocate of dialogue. Fairfax, VA: The Fountain. Yurtsever, A. ). (2009). When I was in Turkey. Washington, DC: Rumi Forum. Chapter 3 From Tolerance to Hospitality Tolerance: The Definitive Virtue of Western Modernity Tolerance is seen as the quintessential modern Western virtue, distinctly tied to the emergence of the Western liberal tradition.
It prevents suffering but may in some circumstances maintain the dynamic that makes suffering always possible. Our contemporary world, racked by extremes of fanatical tribalism and partisan self-absorption, pits groups against each other, making us long for tolerance. But our contemporary situation calls us to recognize that more than tolerance in the end is required if we are to thrive in a pluralistic world. Hospitality calls us to move beyond tolerance to a form of recognition, grounded in principles of justice, namely, equality, respect, inclusion and recognition of our shared human capacities, potentialities and vulnerabilities.
Cross-cultural Dialogue on the Virtues: The Contribution of Fethullah Gülen by Trudy D. Conway