Fundamentalism in the Modern World Vol 1: Fundamentalism, Politics and History: The State, Globalisation and Political Ideologies (International Libra

Fundamentalism in the Modern World Vol 1: Fundamentalism, Politics and History: The State, Globalisation and Political Ideologies (International Libra

By: Jennifer Bailey (editor), Asbjorn Dyrendal (editor), Priscilla Ringrose (editor), Ulrika Martensson (editor)Hardback

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How does religious fundamentalism operate in modern global society? This two-volume series analyses the dynamics of fundamentalism and its relationship to the modern state, the public sphere and globalisation. In this first volume, fundamentalism is approached from the perspective of state and community building, ideology and practices within the context of global society, and the ways in which fundamentalism is intertwined with issues of politics, state power, democracy, globalization, political activism and political ideology. Expert scholars in the field address specific contemporary and past fundamentalist movements that have emerged from within mainstream Islam, Christianity, Baha'ism, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism. This is an important study of an increasingly significant and controversial aspect of modern society, and will be essential reading in the fields of Religion, Politics and International Relations.

About Author

Ulrika Martensson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies; Priscilla Ringrose is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages; Jennifer Bailey is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Political Science; Asbjorn Dyrendal is Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies. All are based at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

Contents

Introduction I. STATE AND NATION FORMATION Exegisis and Destiny: Three Cases of 'Fundamentalism' Ulrika Martensson Fundamentalism, Ultimate Truth, Inerrancy and Armed Conflict in Sri Lanka Peter Schalk Interpreting Religion as Fundamentalism: The Public Sphere, Ideology and Power in South Asia Michael Schied Buddhism and Nation Building in Contemporary Myanmar: Problem or Solution to Power Legitimisation? Larisa Tsekhanova Waiting for the Twelfth Imam: Contemporary Apocalyptic Shi'i Literature and Speculation in Lebanon and Iran David Cook The Serbian Orthodox Church between Traditionalism, Conservatism and Fundamentalism Milan Vukomanovic Fundamentalist Attitudes to 'money' and the Gold Standard: Reflections in the Public Sphere Lionel Sacks The Quest for Legitimacy and Authenticity between Neo-Pentecostals and the Powers of Globalisation: Global Charismatics in Focus Ben-Willie K. Golo PART II: PRACTICES AND IDEOLOGIES Authority, Charisma and Communicative Strategies in Sayyid Qutb's Qur'anic Exegisis John Moller Larsen Conspiracy Theories as Conduits of Fundamentalist Knowledge Salim Turkay Nefes 'Every Man and Woman is God's Caliph': 'Wasatiyya' and the Construction of an Islamic Theology of Liberation Mattias Gardell The Concepts of Democracy and Neo-Fundamentalism applied to the Islamic Action Front Birgitte Moe Rolandsen Fundamentalism in Roman Catholicism Michael Trainor Division and Unity in the Baha'i Community: Towards a Definition of Fundamentalism Moojan Momen Conclusion

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  • ISBN13: 9781848853300
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781848853300
  • weight: 745
  • ISBN10: 1848853300

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