Pious Passion: The Emergence of Modern Fundamentalism in the United States and Iran

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University of California Press, Sep 9, 1993 - Religion - 272 pages
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Martin Riesebrodt's unconventional study provides an extraordinary look at religious fundamentalism. Comparing two seemingly disparate movements—in early twentieth-century United States and 1960s and 1970s Iran—he examines why these movements arose and developed. He sees them not simply as protests against "modernity" per se, but as a social and moral community's mobilization against its own marginalization and threats to its way of life. These movements protested against the hallmarks of industrialization and sought to transmit conservative cultural models to the next generation.

Fundamentalists desired a return to an "authentic" social order governed by God's law, one bound by patriarchal structures of authority and morality. Both movements advocated a strict gender dualism and were preoccupied with controlling the female body, which was viewed as the major threat to public morality.
 

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Contents

Fundamentalism as a Sociological Problem
1
Fundamentalism and Sociology
2
A Disputed Concept
10
Toward Definition and Typology
15
Concepts and Theoretical Perspectives
20
Protestant Fundamentalism in the United States 19101928
33
Ascetic Protestantism and Politics
34
Profile and Boundaries and Politics
39
The Ideology of Shiite Fundamentalism
124
The Carries of Shiite Fundamentalism
147
The Causes of Shiite Fundamentalist
164
Fundamentalism as Radical Patriarchalism
176
Fundamentalism as Radical Patriarchalism
177
Basic Patterns of Fundamentalist Ideology
178
Basic Patterns of the Carriers of Fundamentalism
184
Basic Patterns of the Causes of Mobilization
190

The Ideology of Protestant Fundamentalism
47
The Carriers of Protestant Fundamentalist
71
The Causes of Protestant Fundamentalist
85
Shiite Fundamentalism in Iran 19611979
100
Iranian Shiism and Politics
101
Profile and Boundaries of the Fundamentalist
119
Fundamentalism as Radical Patriarchalism
196
Notes
209
References
231
Index
257
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About the author (1993)

Martin Riesebrodt is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. Don Reneau is a translator based in Berkeley, California.

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