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Trinity Lutheran Church

10014 81 Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6E 1W8

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A lecture by Dr. Jon Pahl on his book "Fethullah Gulen: A Life of Hizmet" and book signing

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Dr. John Pahl will present his perspectives on the Islamic notion of service based on the book that he has recently authored.

In this first critical biography of Fethullah Gulen in English, historian Jon Pahl takes us on a journey where we discover wisdom and controversy, from 1940's Turkey to the U.S. in the twenty-first century. Pahl tells the story of a pious Muslim boy from a tiny and remote Turkish village who on the one hand has inspired a global movement of millions of individuals dedicated to literacy, social enterprise, and interreligious dialogue, but who on the other hand has been monitored by Turkish police, seen as a threat by autocrats, and recently declared number one enemy by the current Turkish government. With lively prose and extensive research, Pahl traces Fethullah Gulen's life and thought in its contexts, states clearly his own positions, and then lets readers draw their own conclusions from the evidence about this undeniably significant historical figure.

The event includes refreshments, which will be served from 6:00. Lecture will start at 6:30, followed by Q&A session and book signing.

Dr. Pahl is Peter Paul and Elizabeth Hagan Professor in the History of Christianity, United Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia/Gettysburg

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