Fundamentalisms Observed, Volume 1

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University of Chicago Press, 1994 - Religion - 872 pages
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 Shiʻism in Iran Iraq and Lebanon
403
From Vedic Truth
531
Fundamentalism
594
Fundamentalistic 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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Martin E. Marty is co-director of the Fundamentalism Project and the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of modern Christianity at the University of Chicago. Henbsp;is the senior editor of Christian Century. His many books include the multivolume Modern American Religion, also published by the University of Chicago Press.nbsp;

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