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Is the Fethullah Gülen movement overstretching itself? A Turkish religious community as a national and international player

VerfasserIn:Seufert, Günter
Herausgebendes Organ:Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik -SWP- Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit
Year of Publication: 2014
Place of Publication: Berlin
Language: English
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abstract_txt_mv"The movement led by the preacher Fethullah Gülen is regarded as the fastest-growing religious trend within Turkish Islam. This accounts also for citizens and denizens with Turkish backgrounds in Western European countries, including Germany, where approximately 300 organisations close to Gülen operate 24 state-approved private schools and around 150 extracurricular tuition centres. Against the background of the diaspora, Gülen's philosophy of adopting modern knowledge, modes of action and attitudes, climbing the social ladder and thus making an effective contribution to social moral reform assumes a new dimension. For one thing, in contrast to Turkey, personal social advancement cannot be linked with the undertaking regarding the conquest of the state. For another, and again in contrast to Turkey, to concentrate on the preservation of one's traditional religious (Muslim) and national (Turkish) identity does not automatically create harmony with the majority of the population, but is indeed at least partially opposed to the same. As a result, the Turkish-Muslim diaspora is under pressure to develop a new understanding of religious and national identity compatible with attitudes prevailing in European societies. For the movement's supporters, this is just as much a prerequisite for their individual advancement as the reconciliation of their religious world view with its scientific equivalent. Gülen's prompt that service to society constitutes a significant form of a lifestyle justifiable in the eyes of God could prove to be the key to resolving the principal conflict of interest between Islam and the West both within the European diaspora and in the USA, repeatedly emphasised by him with insistence in his early writings." (author's abstract)
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authorSeufert, Günter
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Is the Fethullah Gülen movement overstretching itself? A Turkish religious community as a national and international player
Sociology & anthropology
Political science
Politikwissenschaft
Soziologie, Anthropologie
Gülen, Fethullah; Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (Türkiye)
Religionssoziologie
politische Willensbildung, politische Soziologie, politische Kultur
Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Sociology of Religion
Türkei
Religionsgemeinschaft
religiöse Bewegung
politischer Einfluss
Islam
Diaspora
Identität
Netzwerk
politische Bewegung
Turkey
religious community
religious movement
political influence
diaspora
identity
network
political movement
10500
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titleIs the Fethullah Gülen movement overstretching itself? A Turkish religious community as a national and international player
title_wildcardIs the Fethullah Gülen movement overstretching itself? A Turkish religious community as a national and international player
title_fullIs the Fethullah Gülen movement overstretching itself? A Turkish religious community as a national and international player
title_fullStrIs the Fethullah Gülen movement overstretching itself? A Turkish religious community as a national and international player
title_full_unstemmedIs the Fethullah Gülen movement overstretching itself? A Turkish religious community as a national and international player
title_shortIs the Fethullah Gülen movement overstretching itself? A Turkish religious community as a national and international player
title_sortIs the Fethullah Gülen movement overstretching itself? A Turkish religious community as a national and international player
topicSociology & anthropology
Political science
Politikwissenschaft
Soziologie, Anthropologie
Gülen, Fethullah; Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (Türkiye)
Religionssoziologie
politische Willensbildung, politische Soziologie, politische Kultur
Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Sociology of Religion
Türkei
Religionsgemeinschaft
religiöse Bewegung
politischer Einfluss
Islam
Diaspora
Identität
Netzwerk
politische Bewegung
Turkey
religious community
religious movement
political influence
diaspora
identity
network
political movement
10500
topic_facetTürkei
Religionsgemeinschaft
religiöse Bewegung
politischer Einfluss
Islam
Diaspora
Identität
Netzwerk
politische Bewegung
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