The Struggle Over the Past contains essays on three facets of fundamentalist religion: its international character, its American Protestant form, and its appearance in Roman Catholicism. The papers range in methodological perspective from textual commentary, to history, to philosophical and theological argument. They are critical as well as descriptive. The papers that comprise this volume are written by leading scholars in the field: Islamicist John Esposito, R. Scott Appleby of the Fundamentalist Project, theologian Francis Fiorenza of Harvard Divinity School, William Dinges of Catholic University, Mary Jo Weaver of Indiana University, and Terrence Tilley of the Florida State University. Additional commentary by three noted scholars of American evangelical religion-Samuel Hill, Jr., E. Glenn Hinson, and Bernard Ramm-rounds out the examination of modern fundamentalism. Co-published with the College Theology Society.
Religious fundamentalism as a global phenomenon, R.Scott Appleby; revival and reform in contemporary Islam, John L.Esposito; flexible fundamentalism - a Jaina approach to interreligious dialogue, Christopher Chapple; might or mystery - the fundamental concept of God, Peter Phan; social inspiration - a renewed consideration, Robert Gnuse; reason, faith and authentic religion, Cynthia Crysdale; the spirit of American fundamentalism, Samuel S.Hill; Catholic fundamentalism, William D.Dinges.