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Using a variety of methodological approaches, this timely book offers a thorough examination of the impact and implications of religious fundamentalism in developing nations. The authors explore why and how adherence to fundamentalist principles affects the social, political, and religious development of such countries as Israel, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, and the Philippines. One of the most significant contributions of this volume is that it challenges the assumption that fundamentalism in developing countries is based solely on religious motivations.
The authors maintain that fundamentalism of this sort is motivated by both religious and political convictions. This combination of religious and political motivations allows fundamentalism to exert a tremendous influence on the public policies of these developing nations. As the social fabric of such countries continues to be developed, it is clear that fundamentalism will continue to play a significant and potentially dangerous role.
|1||The Politics of Islam in Pakistan||9|
|2||Apartheid and Hermeneutics: Biblical Interpretations, Neo-Calvinism, and the Afrikaner Sense of Self (1926-86)||49|
|3||Religious Zionism and Israeli Politics: Gush Emunim Revisited||67|
|4||Swadeshi Economics: Toward a Critical Assessment of Hindu Revivalist Economics in India||91|
|5||The Rise of Neo-Fundamentalism in Egypt||121|
|6||Mission UK: Black Pentecostals in London||145|
|7||The Politics of Islam in Bangladesh||167|
|8||The State, Moro National Liberation Front, and Islamic Resurgence in the Philippines||185|
|About the Contributors||215|