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Fundamentalisms Observed

This volume is an encyclopedic introduction to movements of religious reaction in the twentieth century. The fourteen chapters are thematically linked by a common set of concerns: the social, political, cultural, and religious contexts in which these movements were born; the particular world-views, systems of thought, and beliefs that govern each movement; the ways in which leaders and group members make sense of and respond to the challenges of the modern, postcolonial era in world history.

The contributors include sociologists, cultural anthropologists, and historians, some of whom have been participant-observers in the groups under consideration. As an analysis of the global resurgence of religion, Fundamentalisms Observed sheds new light on current religious movements and cultures from North America to the Far East.

888 pages | 7 x 10 | © 1991

The Fundamentalism Project

Political Science: Political and Social Theory

Table of Contents

The Fundamentalism Project: A User’s Guide
North American Protestant Fundamentalism
Nancy Ammerman
Roman Catholic Traditionalism and Activist Conservatism in the the United StatesWilliam D. Dinges and James Hitchcock
Protestant Fundamentalism in Latin America
Pablo Deiros
Religious Fundamentalism and Religious Jews: The Case of the Haredim
Samuel C. Heilman and Menachem Friedman
Jewish Zionist Fundamentalism: The Bloc of the Faithful in Israel (Gush Emunim)
Gideon Aran
Fundamentalism in the Sunni Arab World: Egypt an the Sudan
John O. Voll
Activist Shi’ism in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon
Abdulaziz A. Sachedina
Islamic Fundamentalism in South Asia: The Jamaat-i-Islami and the Tablighi Jamaat
Mumtaz Ahmad
Organized Hinduisms: From Vedic Truth to Hindu Nation
Daniel Gold
The Double-Edged Sword: Fundamentalism and the Sikh Religious Tradition
T. N. Madan
Fundamentalistic Movements in Theravada Buddhism
Donald K. Swearer
Islamic Resurgence in Malaysia and Indonesia
Manning Nash
The Search for Roots in Industrial East Asia: The Case of Confucian Revival
Tu Wei-ming
Fundamentalism in Japan: Religious and Political
Winston Davis
Conclusion: An Interim Report on a Hypothetical Family
Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby


American Academy of Religion: American Academy of Religion Awards for Excellence

Association of American Publishers: PROSE Book Award

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