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Author Aydın, Necati (Economist), author.

Title Said Nursi and science in Islam : character building through Nursi's Mana-i harfi / Necati Aydin
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019


Description 1 online resource (xxix, 215 pages)
Series Routledge studies in religion
Routledge studies in religion.
Contents List of illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- 1. Said Nursi's evolving thoughts on secular ideology and modern science -- 2. Knowledge, certainty, and science in Mana-i harfi -- 3. Secular and holistic (tawhidi) worldviews -- 4. Science and meaning in Mana-i harfi -- 5. Character building with scientific knowledge through Mana-i harfi -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary This book examines how the prominent Muslim scholar Said Nursi developed an integrative approach to faith and science known as "the other indicative" (mana-i harfi) and explores how his aim to reconcile two academic disciplines, often at odds with one another, could be useful in an educational context. The book opens by examining Nursi's evolving thought with regards to secular ideology and modern science. It then utilizes the mana-i harfi approach to address a number of issues, including truth and certainty, the relationship between knowledge and worldview formation, and the meaning of beings and life. Finally, it offers a seven-dimensional knowledge approach to derive meaning and build good character through understanding scientific knowledge in the mana-i harfi perspective. This book offers a unique perspective on one of recent Islam's most influential figures, and also offers suggestions for teaching religion and science in a more nuanced way. It is, therefore, a great resource for scholars of Islam, religion and science, Middle East studies, and educational studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Necati Aydin is a professor of economics at Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia. He has two doctoral degrees, one in education, and the other in economics. He has taught at different universities in USA, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, and has published several academic articles on Said Nursi's ideas. He is a founding board member and executive director of the Nursi Society
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 12, 2019)
Subject Nursi, Said, 1873-1960 -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Nursi, Said, 1873-1960 fast
Subject Islam and science.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
RELIGION -- Religion & Science.
RELIGION -- Education.
Islam and science
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019021126
ISBN 9780429019364