Sufism, Democracy and Hizmet: From Mevlanah Rumi to Fethullah Gulen
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 6:30pm
2146 Centennial Dr. Hoover, AL 35216
Prof. Ori Z. Soltes
We held Atlantic Lecture series of Dr Ori Z. Soltes. The Atlantic Institute of Alabama is proud to host one of the of Atlantic Lecture Series in Birmingham with title "Sufism, Democracy and Hizmet: From Mevlanah Rumi to Fethullah Gulen" by Dr.Ori Z. Soltes, Goldman Professorial Lecturer in Theology and Fine Arts at Georgetown University Department of Theology, DC.
Dr. Ori Z. Soltes teaches at Georgetown University across a range of disciplines, from art history and theology to philosophy and political history. He is the former Director and Curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, where he curated over 80 exhibitions. He is also the author of over 230 books, articles, exhibition catalogues, and essays on a range of topics. Recent books include Our Sacred Signs: How Jewish, Christian and Muslim Art Draw from the Same Source,Searching for Oneness: Mysticism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Untangling the Web: A Thinking Person’s Guide to Why the Middle East is a Mess and Always has been, and Embracing the World: Fethullah Gulen’s Thought and Its Relationship to Jalaluddin Rumi and Others.