Fundamentalisms and Society: Reclaiming the Sciences, the Family, and Education / Edition 2

Fundamentalisms and Society: Reclaiming the Sciences, the Family, and Education / Edition 2

by Martin E. Marty
     
 

This book, the second volume of the Fundamentalism Project, provides a systematic overview of the advances made by antisecular religious movements over the past twenty-five years and shows the impact these movements have had on human relations, education, women's rights, and scientific research. The essays consider developments within the religious traditions of Islam… See more details below

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This book, the second volume of the Fundamentalism Project, provides a systematic overview of the advances made by antisecular religious movements over the past twenty-five years and shows the impact these movements have had on human relations, education, women's rights, and scientific research. The essays consider developments within the religious traditions of Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism in over a dozen nations. What do individual fundamentalist movements regard as the foundations for and limits of knowledge? What do they understand the proper role of science to be? And how do their world views determine the application of technology? The distinguished contributors to this volume - anthropologists, historians of religion, historians of science, and sociologists - address these and other questions through a discussion of topics such as educational structures of Hindu revivalism, women in fundamentalist Iran and Pakistan, and the creationist cosmos of Protestant fundamentalism. In a concluding essay, William H. McNeill situates contemporary fundamentalisms within a world historical context. The Fundamentalism Project is a monumental undertaking by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences that involves an international group of scholars. Taken together, the volumes in this series will become a standard reference for educators and policy analysts for years to come.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226508801
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Series:
The Fundamentalism Project Series, #2
Edition description:
1
Pages:
602
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction: A Sacred Cosmos, Scandalous Code, Defiant Society1
Pt. IWorldviews, Science, and Technology
Ch. 2Religious Fundamentalism and the Sciences23
Ch. 3The Creationist Cosmos of Protestant Fundamentalism42
Ch. 4The Worldview of Sunni Arab Fundamentalists: Attitudes toward Modern Science and Technology73
Ch. 5Islam and Modernity: The Reconstruction of an Alternative Shiite Islamic Worldview in Iran103
Pt. 2Family and Interpersonal Relationships
Ch. 6The Impact of Fundamentalisms on Women, the Family, and Interpersonal Relations129
Ch. 7Reshaping Personal Relations in Egypt151
Ch. 8Obedience versus Autonomy: Women and Fundamentalism in Iran and Pakistan181
Ch. 9Building "Fundamentalism" from the Family in Latin America214
Ch. 10Plural Marriage and Mormon Fundamentalism240
Ch. 11The New Religions, Family, and Society in Japan294
Pt. 3Education and Media
Ch. 12Fundamentalist Impact on Education and the Media: An Overview313
Ch. 13Islamic Fundamentalism in Iran and the Discourse of Development341
Ch. 14Jewish Fundamentalism in Israeli Education374
Ch. 15The Evangelical Awakening in Guatemala: Fundamentalist Impact on Education and Media415
Ch. 16Christian Fundamentalism and Education in the United States452
Ch. 17The Two Faces of Fundamentalist Higher Education490
Ch. 18Hindu Revivalism and Education in North-Central India536
Epilogue: Fundamentalism and the World of the 199Os558
List of Contributors575
Index577

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