The Psychology of Religious Fundamentalism
This book presents a new psychological framework for understanding religious fundamentalism, one that distinguishes fundamentalist traditions from other faith-based groups and helps explain the thinking and behavior of believers. Steering clear of stereotypes, the highly regarded authors offer respectful, historically informed examinations of several major fundamentalist groups. Focusing primarily on Protestant sects, including the Church of God (a Pentecostal denomination), the serpent handling sects of Appalachia, and the Amish, the book also discusses Islamic fundamentalism. Addressed are such key themes as the role of the sacred text within fundamentalism; how beliefs and practices that many find difficult to comprehend actually fit into coherent meaning systems; and how these meaning systems help meet individuals' needs for purpose, value, and self-worth.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Fundamentalist Religion as an Intratextual Search for Meaning
Fundamentalism as a Meaning System
The History of Protestant Fundamentalism
Fundamentalism among Religious SerpentHandling Sects
Fundamentalism among the Amish
Intratextuality Stereotyping and QuasiFundamentalisms
20th century A. J. Tomlinson absolute truth Allah American Amish Ammerman Anabaptist authoritative behavior believers Bible Biblical bite Chapter Christ Christian church claims conservative context criticism culture damentalists defense defined denominations dispensationalism distinction divine doctrine emerged evangelicals experience fact fatwa funda fundamentalist Islam glossolalia God's handling historical Holy Hood identified interpretation intertextual intratextual model Islamic fundamentalism issues Jesus Kraybill literal living Mark 16 Marsden meaning and purpose meaning system mentalists militant modern Muhammad Muslims needs for meaning noted obedience Ordnung Pentecostal perspective postmillennialism postmodern premillenialism principle of intratextuality Prophet Protestant fundamentalism Protestant fundamentalists Protestantism psychology Quran reality religion religious revelation role Rushdie Rushdie's sacred text Satanic Verses scholars scripture secular sense of coherence serpent handlers Shia Shia Islam SHSs simply social scientists Spirit baptism Spurling stereotypes talists teaching textual theological tion Tomlinson true understanding Williamson words worldview