The Gülen Movement by Helen Rose Ebaugh (auth.), Helen Rose Ebaugh (eds.)

By Helen Rose Ebaugh (auth.), Helen Rose Ebaugh (eds.)

This is among the first educational books approximately Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish pupil and preacher, and the civic stream he encouraged in Turkey and eventually in the course of the global. The flow is rooted in reasonable Islam and is dedicated to teaching formative years, fostering interfaith and intercultural conversation, supporting the needy in society and contributing to worldwide peace. in line with interview facts and visits to Gülen-inspired associations, the ebook describes the flow from a sociological standpoint, specially during the lens of social flow conception. it's the first publication, grounded in empirical technique, to explain the stream to a Western viewers. it will likely be of unique curiosity to social scientists drawn to non secular pursuits, spiritual students looking info on Islamic routine and most people desirous to find a average Islam that promotes humanitarian projects.

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Sociology. The Basics by Martin Albrow

By Martin Albrow

It is a e-book for a person who desires to be aware of what sociology is and what sociologists do. In an issue which has replaced dramatically during the last two decades, Sociology: the fundamentals deals the main up to date consultant to the most important subject matters and parts of dialogue. It covers between different issues: sociology and society; legislation, morality and technology; social relatives; energy and verbal exchange; society sooner or later changing into a sociologist. truly written, concise and entire, Sociology: the fundamentals is a necessary introductory instruction manual.

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Works and Days: A Translation and Commentary for the Social by Hesiod

By Hesiod

This new, annotated translation of Hesiod's Works and Days is a collaboration among David W. Tandy, a classicist, and Walter Neale, an economist and fiscal historian. Hesiod used to be an old Greek poet whose Works and Days discusses agricultural practices and society usually. Classicists and historical historians have became to Works and Days for its insights on Greek mythology and faith. The poem additionally sheds gentle on financial background and old agriculture, and is an effective source for social scientists attracted to those components. This translation emphasizes the actions and difficulties of a training agriculturist in addition to the bigger, altering political and fiscal associations of the early archaic period.The authors supply a transparent, exact translation besides notes aimed toward a huge viewers. The introductory essay discusses the altering fiscal, political and buying and selling global of the 8th and 7th centuries B.C.E., whereas the notes current the diversity and attainable meanings of significant Greek phrases and references within the poem and spotlight parts of ambiguity in our knowing of Works and Days.

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