The Gülen Movement

  • Helen Rose Ebaugh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Helen Rose Ebaugh
    Pages 1-11
  3. Helen Rose Ebaugh
    Pages 13-22
  4. Helen Rose Ebaugh
    Pages 65-81
  5. Helen Rose Ebaugh
    Pages 109-113
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 115-134

About this book


This is one of the first academic books about Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish scholar and preacher, and the civic movement he inspired in Turkey and ultimately throughout the world. The movement is rooted in moderate Islam and is committed to educating youth, fostering interfaith and intercultural dialog, assisting the needy in society and contributing to global peace. Based on interview data and visits to Gülen-inspired institutions, the book describes the movement from a sociological perspective, especially through the lens of social movement theory. It is the first book, grounded in empirical methodology, to describe the movement to a Western audience. It will be of special interest to social scientists interested in religious movements, religious scholars seeking information on Islamic movements and the general public eager to discover a moderate Islam that promotes humanitarian projects.


Fethullah Gülen Gülen Gülen Movement Gülen-inspired service projects Institution Islam Moderate Islamic movement Sociology Turkish Islamic movement

Editors and affiliations

  • Helen Rose Ebaugh
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

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