Accounting for Fundamentalisms: The Dynamic Character of Movements (The Fundamentalism Project Series, Vol. 4) / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $18.10
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 63%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $18.10   
  • New (4) from $48.68   
  • Used (1) from $18.10   


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.

Surveying fundamentalist movements in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, the contributors to this volume 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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226508863
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Fundamentalism Project Series, #4
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 862
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Martin E. Marty, R. Scott Appleby.
Ch. 1: The Dynamics of Christian Fundamentalism: An Introduction
Nancy T. Ammerman
Ch. 2: Sources of Christian Fundamentalism in the United States
Robert Wuthnow, Matthew P. Lawson.
Ch. 3: Imagining the Last Days: The Politics of Apocalyptic Language
Susan Harding
Ch. 4: Refusing to Drink with the Mountains: Traditional Andean Meanings in Evangelical Practice
Tod D. Swanson
Ch. 5: "Jesus Is Lord of Guatemala": Evangelical Reform in a Death-Squad State
David Stoll
Ch. 6: Comunione e Liberazione: A Fundamentalist Idea of Power
Dario Zadra
Ch. 7: Accounting for Christian Fundamentalisms: Social Dynamics and Rhetorical Strategies
Nancy T. Ammerman
Ch. 8: Quiescent and Active Fundamentalisms: The Jewish Cases
Samuel C. Heilman
Ch. 9: Migration, Acculturation, and the New Role of Texts in the Haredi World
Haym Soloveitchik
Ch. 10: By Torah Alone: Yeshiva Fundamentalism in Jewish Life
Charles Selengut
Ch. 11: The Book and the Sword: The Nationalist Yeshivot and Political Radicalism in Israel
Eliezer Don-Yehiya
Ch. 12: The Contemporary Lubavitch Hasidic Movement: Between Conservatism and Messianism
Aviezer Ravitzky
Ch. 13: Habad as Messianic Fundamentalism: From Local Particularism to Universal Jewish Mission
Menachem Friedman
Ch. 14: Accounting for Islamic Fundamentalisms
James Piscatori
Ch. 15: The "Normalization" of the Islamic Movement in Egypt from the 1970s to the Early 1990s
Gehad Auda
Ch. 16: Palestinian Islamisms: Patriotism as a Condition of Their Expansion
Jean-Francois Legrain
Ch. 17: From Radical Mission to Equivocal Ambition: The Expansion and Manipulation of Algerian Islamism, 1979-1992
Hugh Roberts
Ch. 18: Izala: The Rise of Muslim Reformism in Northern Nigeria
Ousmane Kane
Ch. 19: Authority and Community in Soviet Islam
Mark Saroyan
Ch. 20: Two Roads to Revolutionary Shi'ite Fundamentalism in Iraq
Amatzia Baram
Ch. 21: Accounting for Fundamentalisms in South Asia: Ideologies and Institutions in Historical Perspective
Robert Eric Frykenberg
Ch. 22: The Function of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh: To Define the Hindu Nation
Ainslie T. Embree
Ch. 23: Hindu Nationalism and the Discourse of Modernity: The Vishva Hindu Parishad
Peter van der Veer
Ch. 24: Redefining Muslim Identity in South Asia: The Transformation of the Jama'at-i-Islami
Rafiuddin Ahmed
Ch. 25: "Remaking Ourselves": Islamic Self-Fashioning in a Global Movement of Spiritual Renewal
Barbara D. Metcalf
Ch. 26: Christians and Competing Fundamentalisms in South Indian Society
Susan Bayly
Ch. 27: Organizational Weakness and the Rise of Sinhalese Buddhist Extremism
James Manor
Ch. 28: Movement Dynamics and Social Change: Transforming Fundamentalist Ideology and Organizations
Rhys H. Williams
List of Contributors

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)