By Salih Cıngıllıoğlu

This ebook offers findings from examine into one of many world's such a lot influential Islamic events, the Gülen stream, from the viewpoint of social transformation via grownup schooling. on the middle of analysis questions lies how the flow enrolls volunteers from all walks of lifestyles and transforms them to undertake its goals on the fee in their person beliefs. The publication finds the socio-psychological mechanisms that make such transformation attainable by way of how fans combine weekly lectures and discussions at the thought and perform of Islam into their own and social lives. The Gülen flow deals a average interpretation of Islam and stresses the energy of building communique with the contributors of all faiths. This publication presents a window into how and why faith may well roll into extremism through providing findings from an contrary viewpoint: the members within the examine all outline themselves as really pious yet don't even indicate an act of violence in tens of hours of interviews. briefly, the publication weaves the strands of "Islamic," "movement," and "adult schooling" right into a unified entire and limns the picture of a social flow, providing a complete dialogue of the position of grownup schooling in the move, in addition to its transformative capability and its wider social and political implications. 

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