Islamic, Hindu, and Christian Fundamentalism Compared: Public Policy in Global Perspective

Islamic, Hindu, and Christian Fundamentalism Compared: Public Policy in Global Perspective

by Santosh C. Saha
     
 
Fundamentalism—the desire to return to some imagined pristine social and cultural state by rigid adherence to a set of beliefs and practices deemed central or fundamental—is most often seen in the Religions of the Book—Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—but the contributing scholars of history, political science, and philosophy here demonstrate that

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Fundamentalism—the desire to return to some imagined pristine social and cultural state by rigid adherence to a set of beliefs and practices deemed central or fundamental—is most often seen in the Religions of the Book—Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—but the contributing scholars of history, political science, and philosophy here demonstrate that it can afflict any longstanding religious tradition. The question that underlies their studies is whether fundamentalist-led movements and regimes have succeeded in their goal of reversing secularization and creating a re-sacralization of the socio-political sphere. They generally conclude that fundamentalism is enjoying some regional and temporary success, but cannot hold people for more than a generation. Double spaced. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773467699
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Studies in Religion and Society
Pages:
340

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