Fundamentalisms Observed, Volume 1

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Martin E. Marty, R. Scott Appleby
University of Chicago Press, Jul 1, 1994 - Religion - 872 pages
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This volume is an encyclopedic introduction to movements of religious reaction in the twentieth century. The fourteen chapters are thematically linked by a common set of concerns: the social, political, cultural, and religious contexts in which these movements were born; the particular world-views, systems of thought, and beliefs that govern each movement; the ways in which leaders and group members make sense of and respond to the challenges of the modern, postcolonial era in world history.

The contributors include sociologists, cultural anthropologists, and historians, some of whom have been participant-observers in the groups under consideration. As an analysis of the global resurgence of religion, Fundamentalisms Observed sheds new light on current religious movements and cultures from North America to the Far East.
  

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Contents

Roman Catholic Traditionalism and Activist
66
Protestant Fundamentalism in Latin America
142
The Bloc of
265
Activist Shiism in Iran Iraq and Lebanon
403
From Vedic Truth
531
Fundamentalism
594
Fundamentalist Movements in Theravada
628
Islamic Resurgence in Malaysia and Indonesia
691
Religious
782
An Interim Report
814
Glossary
843
Contributors
851
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R. Scott Appleby is Professor of History and the John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence, and Reconciliation and "Church and Age Unite!": The Modernist Impulse in American Catholicism.

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