A Life in Tears (Paperback)

Understanding Fethullah Gulen's Life and His Call to Service

By Salih Yucel

Tughra Books, 9781597849333, 265pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2018

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Fethullah G len is a leading figure in the current Turkish socio-political context. Regardless of the impression different circles have about him, he is universally acknowledged as an accomplished scholar and independent thinker who has had a life in tears dreaming of a "golden generation," but also a life spent in persecution and ongoing trials. This book goes beyond the current controversy around his name, and tries to explore G len as a scholar around his certain personal traits and some of the key concepts he has been emphasizing over the years to mobilize his audience. Based on a research that covers over seventy books, 564 sermons, over 500 talks by G len, more than fifty interviews of his close associates and friends aired on TV networks, and the author's personal observations, this book is a useful reference for those who study scholarly traditions of Islam in general and Fethullah G len in particular.