The Fethullah Gülen Movement-III

Fethullah Gülen

A international conference entitled "Second International Conference on Islam in the Contemporary World: The Fethullah Gülen Movement in Thought and Practice" was held at Department of Religious Studies at University of Oklahoma on 3-5 November 2006. Below are full texts of the conference papers.

A .pdf version of the papers as a whole can be found at conference web site.


Department of Religious Studies at University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, the The Institute of Interfaith Dialog, Texas, and Petree College of Art and Sciences at Oklahoma City University are sponsoring a conference on the activities of Fethullah Gülen and contributions to interfaith dialogue, tolerance, and education.

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Title Author
The Wisdom of Fethullah Gülen and the Truth of Parker Palmer "Enlightened Education as the Key to Global Transformation" Dr. Barbara S. Boyd
Teaching Tolerance with Turkish Art: Lessons from Gülen and the Turkish Traditional Arts Theresa A. Vaughan
Gülen in Dialogue: Fethullah Gülen's Ideas in the Context of the Larger Humanities Dr. B. Jill Carroll
Voluntary Altruistic Action: Its Symbolic Challenge against Sinecures of Vested Interests Muhammed Çetin
Secularism in America and Turkey and Fethullah Gülen's Response Tom W. Boyd
Methodist Christianity, Gülen's Sufism, Perfection, Free Will, Tolerance, and Democracy Ted Dotts
Gülen's Interpretation of Sufism Doğan Koç
The Second Path to God Revisited; the Reconciliation of Science and Religion in the Gülen Movement Karen A. Fontenot & Michael J. Fontenot
Fethullah Gülen's Use of Philosophical and Scriptural Resources for Tolerance Mark Owen Webb
"Religion: Hard or Soft Boiled?: Understanding Sacred Violence and Martyrdom Through the Example and Writings of Fethullah Gülen" A Perspective from the UK and Europe Prof. Dr Ian G. Williams