The Quest for Purity: Dynamics of Puritan Movements

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W. E. A. van Beek
Walter de Gruyter, 1988 - Religion - 273 pages

The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems- both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.

 

Contents

Purity a greedy ideology
1
Calvins Geneva 35 33
35
the New England Puritans
63
Puritanism and the Second Reformation in the Netherlands
91
the quest for purity among the Dutch
109
the Wahhabi movement 18th19th century
129
the Fulani jihad and its empire
149
some aspects of the Islamic revolution in Iran
183
Purity in the Taiping rebellion
201
Puritan movements in Suriname and Tanzania
217
The quest for purity in Communism
245
Notes on contributors
263
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