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Titel: Fundamentalism : the search for meaning.
Einband: Soft cover
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004. Paperback. VI, 246 p. ; 21 cm. Met lit. opg., index. Condition : very good. ISBN 0192806068[KEYWORDS: PHILOSOPHY, *. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 209313
Inhaltsangabe: Since the end of the Cold War fundamentalism has been seen as the major threat to world peace and prosperity, a concern that was exacerbated by the events of 9/11, and the 'War against Terrorism'. But what does 'fundamentalism' really mean? Since it was coined by American Protestant evangelicals in the 1920s, the word has expanded its meaning to include radical conservatives or ideological purists in many spheres of activity, not all of them religious. Modern applications of fundamentalism include Islamist radicals in the Muslim world, the militant Israeli settlers who oppose them as well as Sikh, Hindu and even Buddhist nationalists who seek to justify their political agendas by reference to divine edicts or religious tradition. This exciting new book tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding this fascinating subject.
Über den Autor:
Malise Ruthven is the author of A Fury for God: The Islamist Attack on America, A Satanic Affair: Salman Rushdie and the Wrath of Islam, and Islam in the World.
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