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Fundamentalisms Comprehended

In this fifth volume of the Fundamentalism Project, Fundamentalisms Comprehended, the distinguished contributors return to and test the endeavor’s beginning premise: that fundamentalisms in all faiths share certain "family resemblances." Several of the essays reconsider the project’s original definition of fundamentalism as a reactive, absolutist, and comprehensive mode of anti-secular religious activism. The book concludes with a capstone statement by R. Scott Appleby, Emmanuel Sivan, and Gabriel Almond that builds upon the entire Fundamentalism Project. Identifying different categories of fundamentalist movements, and delineating four distinct patterns of fundamentalist behavior toward outsiders, this statement provides an explanatory framework for understanding and comparing fundamentalisms around the world.

528 pages | 7 x 10 | © 1995

The Fundamentalism Project

Political Science: Comparative Politics

Religion: Comparative Studies and History of Religion

Table of Contents

Martin E. Marty, R. Scott Appleby.
Ch. 1: The Enclave Culture
Emmanuel Sivan
Ch. 2: The Vision from the Madrasa and Bes Medrash: Some Parallels between Islam and Judaism
Samuel C. Heilman
Ch. 3: Mapping Indic Fundamentalisms through Nationalism and Modernity
Harjot Oberoi
Ch. 4: Fundamentalisms Narrated: Muslim, Christian, and Mystical
James L. Peacock, Tim Pettyjohn.
Ch. 5: Religious Fundamentalisms Compared: Palestinian Islamists, Militant Lebanese Shi’ites, and Radical Sikhs
Emile Sahliyeh
Ch. 6: Protestants and Catholics in Latin America: A Family Portrait
Daniel H. Levine
Ch. 7: Unity and Diversity in Islamic Fundamentalism
Said Amir Arjomand
Ch. 8: Muslim Fundamentalists: Psychosocial Profiles
Valerie J. Hoffman
Ch. 9: Buddhism, Nationhood, and Cultural Identity: A Question of Fundamentals
Gananath Obeyesekere
Ch. 10: Fundamentalism, Phenomenology, and Comparative Dimensions
S. N. Eisenstadt
Ch. 11: Fundamentalism as a Comprehensive System: Soviet Marxism and Islamic Fundamentalism Compared
Ernest Gellner
Ch. 12: From Orthodoxy to Fundamentalism: A Thousand Years of Islam in South Asia
T. N. Madan
Ch. 13: What’s So Funny about Fundamentalism?
Gideon Aran
Ch. 14: Antifundamentalism
Mark Juergensmeyer
Ch. 15: The Rhetoric of Fundamentalist Conversion Narratives
Wayne C. Booth
Ch. 16: Fundamentalism: Genus and Species
Gabriel A. Almond, Emmanuel Sivan, R. Scott Appleby.
Ch. 17: Explaining Fundamentalisms
Gabriel A. Almond, Emmanuel Sivan, R. Scott Appleby.
Ch. 18: Examining the Cases
Gabriel A. Almond, Emmanuel Sivan, R. Scott Appleby.
Ch. 19: Politics, Ethnicity, and Fundamentalism
Gabriel A. Almond, Emmanuel Sivan, R. Scott Appleby.
List of Contributors

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