AuthorsDen.com  Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Paul Ulasien, iGisele Vincent-Page, iBarbara Henry, iBlue Sleighty, iR. Glenn Brown, iRosemary Patterson, iKendra Berni, i
  Home > Education/Training > Articles
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

m j . hollingshead

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 610 titles
· 3,266 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: Jul, 2000

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Message Board
   Read Reviews

Newsletter
Subscribe to the m j . hollingshead Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:


Books
· Palo Verde: The Wanted Poster

· The Agent: Murder By Design

· A Teaching Handbook for the Non Teacher ... or I must have been mad to think I wanted to teach

· The Cats' Paw: Blue Death

· The Agent: Murder By Accident

· Daddy's One Acre

· Available Now The Wonderful Day children's book

· The Inspector’s Wife


Short Stories
· G'pa's Romantic Marriage Proposal

· The Door : Part 6 ......................... molly writes

· Adobe Ridge .... part 4 ... Molly Writes

· Palo Verde : the wanted poster

· Adobe Ridge ...... Part 3 ....... Molly Writes

· The Door Part 3..................Molly writes

· The Door part 2.........molly writes

· The Door part 1...........molly writes

· Adobe Ridge.........part 2........................Molly Writes

· Adobe Ridge.....part 1.....Molly Writes


Articles
· Hidden Impact book review

· Junie B Jones Kindergartener

· You and Me, Baby book review

· Fractured Legacy , Charles B Neff

· Seals, Sea Gulls and other Sounds

· Phoning Home Essays

· Van Gogh Book Review

· Timepieces Masterpieces of Chronometry

· Monday Morning Motivation

· Cry of The Fish Eagle


Poetry
· And, I Still Remember Daddy

· I saw my President Weep

· GOOD BYE HELLO First Grade Poetry

· First Grade Spring CINQUAIN

· FIRST GRADE POETRY

· MARCH: Lion & Lamb First Grade Diamante

· LEPRECHAUN First Grade Poetry

· Santachaun . . First Grade

· Thanksgiving

· BOO acrostic First Grade

         More poetry...
News
· Molly Martin....................Interviewed by Wendy Laing

· Gigi Phillips....................................Molly's Interviews

· David Furlotte..................................Molly's Interviews

· Common Foe.................................Molly's Reviews

· Maria Osborne Perry........................Molly's Interviews

· Christine Spindler.............................Molly's Interviews

· Dorien Grey.....................................Molly's Interviews

m j . hollingshead, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

A Dialogue of Civilizations ... Molly's Reviews
By m j . hollingshead
Last edited: Saturday, June 23, 2007
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2007



Share    Print   Save  Become a Fan
Recent articles by
m j . hollingshead

• Hidden Impact book review
• Fractured Legacy , Charles B Neff
• Junie B Jones Kindergartener
• You and Me, Baby book review
• Seals, Sea Gulls and other Sounds
• Phoning Home Essays
• Cry of The Fish Eagle
           >> View all 534
A Dialogue of Civilizations: Gulen’s Islamic Ideals and Humanistic Discourse presents the query ‘what is the level of resonance between Islam and the West?’

Title: A Dialogue of Civilizations

Thought Provoking Read … Recommended … 4 stars



The Review
Writer Carroll states in the introduction that prior to a trip she made late in 2004 she was unaware that the organizers of the Institute for Interfaith Dialog based in Houston, Texas as well as the organizers of the trip itself were members of a community of people inspired by the notions of Fethullh Gulen, a Turkish Islamic scholar. Reading further we find Carroll’s intent in this book is to ‘place the ideas of Fethullh Gulen into the context of the larger humanities.

Chapter titles are 1: Gulen and Kant on Inherent Human Value and Moral Dignity, 2: Gulen and Mill on Freedom, 3: Gulen, Confucius, and Plato on the Human Ideal, 4: Gulen, Confucius, and Plato on Education, 5: Gulen and Sartre on Responsibility. Kant’s belief was that humans have inherent value, Gulen spoke of the transcendent value of human beings. Mills’ assertions that the tyranny of the majority must be met head long was presented from his viewpoint of the nineteenth century Briton. Gulen avows that ‘freedom allows people to do whatever they want, provided they do not harm others and they remain wholly devoted to the truth.’ An intriguing ‘trialogue’ regarding the human ideal is constructed by Writer Carroll between Gulen, Confucius and Plato in chapter 3. Chapter 4 addresses the mastery of the Book of Songs - music and poetry as vital to self development, leadership and service of family and leadership.

A Dialogue of Civilizations: Gulen’s Islamic Ideals and Humanistic Discourse presents the query ‘what is the level of resonance between Islam and the West?’ That the twenty-first century has become an episode of heretofore unnoticed quandary is obvious. Up until 9-1-1 few worldwide really gave much thought to anything other than their own viewpoint.

Writer Carroll finds significance can be gleaned an awareness of the theoretically divergent views of Gulen, Turkish Muslim scholar and those of Immanuel Kant, Confucius, Plato, John Stuart Mill, and Jean Paul Sartre regarding critical hypothesis including intrinsic ethical pride, creature significance, learning, autonomy, and accountability. The reader may be surprised to find out these figures who are separated by centuries in time, as well as oceans or continents have a propensity toward speaking the same language.

Writer Carroll’s attentive writing style has produced a judicious and timely work, she is knowledgeable, presents her thesis in readable manner and holds reader interest. Not for everyone, if you are looking for a lighthearted, ‘story’ book for a quick afternoon read A Dialogue of Civilizations: Gulen’s Islamic Ideals and Humanistic Discourseis not that book. If you would like to learn a little more about Gulen and his notions of education and dialog then A Dialogue of Civilizations: Gulen’s Islamic Ideals and Humanistic Discourse will prove an eye-opening read.

Educational read, happy to recommend for those who are hoping to learn something of an interesting thesis.

For review I received a soft cover edition from a publicist.
Reviewed by: molly martin



Genre: instructive
Author: B Jill Carroll
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: The Light, Inc. (April 21, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1597841102
ISBN-13: 978-1597841108













       

Web Site B Jill Carroll
f

Reader Reviews for "A Dialogue of Civilizations ... Molly's Reviews"


Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Safi Abdi 1/2/2008
Interesting read, as usual well balanced review. Safi
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/18/2007
Excellent review Molly!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/16/2007
This sounds like a deep and interesting look at the man and his theories. Also how we differ from Islam.Superb review Molly!
You've been missed!;-)

ET

Books by
m j . hollingshead



Palo Verde: The Wanted Poster

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




The Inspector’s Wife

Buy Options




The Agent: Murder By Design

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




The Cats' Paw: Blue Death

Buy Options




The Agent: Murder By Accident

Buy Options




A Teaching Handbook for the Non Teacher ... or I must have been mad to think I wanted to teach

Buy Options




Daddy's One Acre

Buy Options


Popular
Education/Training Articles
  1. Through the Eyes of a Rapist
  2. The Approaching 100th Anniversary of the H
  3. Tips for Success on AuthorsDen
  4. Stratagemical Thoughts or 'Playing the Gam
  5. High Output Evaluation Review: Introducing
  6. Something to think about...
  7. Did You Know?
  8. 2-Way Mirrors (VOYEURS)
  9. Duality: The Trees of Mythology pt. 2
  10. Bloomington Indiana Welcomes America's Col
  11. Do you suffer from Imposters Syndrome?
  12. Pay Attention To The Details
  13. 20 Writing Tips for Better Results
  14. Head Hopping Loses Readers!
  15. Don't Be Fooled Again
  16. Yellow Journalism
  17. 6 Things That Will Never Change
  18. How Literacy Changed My Life
  19. A Letter to American Mensa, Ltd.
  20. A Victory For the Bullies

You can also search authors by alphabetical listing: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen

© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.