Accounting for Fundamentalisms: The Dynamic Character of Movements

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Martin E. Marty, R. Scott Appleby
University of Chicago Press, May 1, 2004 - Political Science - 852 pages
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Accounting for Fundamentalisms features treatments of fundamentalist movements, groups that often make headlines but are rarely understood, as part of the multivolume Fundamentalism Project. This book remains a standard reference source for comprehending the dynamics of fundamentalist movements around the world. Surveying fundamentalist movements in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, the contributors to Accounting for Fundamentalisms describe the organization of these movements, their leadership and recruiting techniques, and the ways in which their ideological programs and organizational structures shift over time in response to changing political and social environments.
  

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Contents

Part 2 Accounting for Jewish Fundamentalisms
171
Part 3 Accounting for Islamic Fundamentalisms
359
Part 4 Accounting for South Asian Fundamentalisms
589
Conclusion
785
List of Contributors
835
Index
839
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Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby direct the Fundamentalism Project. Marty, the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of modern Christianity at the University of Chicago, is the senior editor of Christian Century. His many books include the multivolume Modern American Religion, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Appleby, director of Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of Church and the Age Unite!: The Modernist Impulses in American Catholicism.

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