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Fundamentalisms and Society

Reclaiming the Sciences, the Family, and Education

Helen Hardacre, Everett Mendelsohn, and Majid Tehranian, associate editors
The Fundamentalism Project
Edited by Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby

Around the world, fundamentalist movements are profoundly
affecting the way we live. Misinformation and misperception
about fundamentalism exacerbate conflicts at home and abroad.
Yet policymakers, journalists, students, and others have
lacked any comprehensive resource on the explosive phenomenon
of fundamentalism. Now the Fundamentalism Project has
assembled an international team of scholars for a multivolume
assessment of the history, scope, sources, character, and
impact of fundamentalist movements within the world’s major
religious traditions.

Fundamentalisms and Society shows how fundamentalist
movements have influenced human relations, education, women’s
rights, and scientific research in over a dozen nations and
within the traditions of Islam, Judaism, Christianity,
Buddhism, and Hinduism. Drawn from the fields of
anthropology, sociology, history of religion, and history of
science, the contributors cover topics such as the
educational structures of Hindu revivalism, women in
fundamentalist Iran and Pakistan, and the creationist cosmos
of Protestant fundamentalism. In a concluding essay, William
H. McNeill situates contemporary fundamentalisms within a
world historical context.
The Fundamentalism Project, Volume 2

Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby direct the
Fundamentalism Project. Marty, the Fairfax M. Cone
Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Modern
Christianity at the University of Chicago, is the senior
editor of the Christian Century and the author of
numerous books, including the multivolume Modern American
Religion, also published by the University of
Chicago Press. Appleby, a research associate at the
University of Chicago, is the author of “Church and
Age Unite!” The Modernist Impulse in American

602 pages | 7 x 10 | © 1993

The Fundamentalism Project

Political Science: Comparative Politics

Religion: Comparative Studies and History of Religion

Sociology: General Sociology

Table of Contents

Ch. 1: Introduction: A Sacred Cosmos, Scandalous Code, Defiant Society
Martin E. Marty, R. Scott Appleby.
Pt. I: Worldviews, Science, and Technology
Ch. 2: Religious Fundamentalism and the Sciences
Everett Mendelsohn
Ch. 3: The Creationist Cosmos of Protestant Fundamentalism
James Moore
Ch. 4: The Worldview of Sunni Arab Fundamentalists: Attitudes toward Modern Science and Technology
Bassam Tibi
Ch. 5: Islam and Modernity: The Reconstruction of an Alternative Shiite Islamic Worldview in Iran
Farhang Rajaee
Pt. 2: Family and Interpersonal Relationships
Ch. 6: The Impact of Fundamentalisms on Women, the Family, and Interpersonal Relations
Helen Hardacre
Ch. 7: Reshaping Personal Relations in Egypt
Andrea B. Rugh
Ch. 8: Obedience versus Autonomy: Women and Fundamentalism in Iran and Pakistan
Shahla Haeri
Ch. 9: Building "Fundamentalism" from the Family in Latin America
Jorge E. Maldonado
Ch. 10: Plural Marriage and Mormon Fundamentalism
D. Michael Quinn
Ch. 11: The New Religions, Family, and Society in Japan
Helen Hardacre
Pt. 3: Education and Media
Ch. 12: Fundamentalist Impact on Education and the Media: An Overview
Majid Tehranian
Ch. 13: Islamic Fundamentalism in Iran and the Discourse of Development
Majid Tehranian
Ch. 14: Jewish Fundamentalism in Israeli Education
Michael Rosenak
Ch. 15: The Evangelical Awakening in Guatemala: Fundamentalist Impact on Education and Media
Susan Rose, Quentin Schultze.
Ch. 16: Christian Fundamentalism and Education in the United States
Susan Rose
Ch. 17: The Two Faces of Fundamentalist Higher Education
Quentin Schultze
Ch. 18: Hindu Revivalism and Education in North-Central India
Krishna Kumar
Epilogue: Fundamentalism and the World of the 199Os
William H. McNeill
List of Contributors


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