The Resource Fundamentalism : perspectives on a contested history, edited by Simon A. Wood and David Harrington Watt

Fundamentalism : perspectives on a contested history, edited by Simon A. Wood and David Harrington Watt

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Fundamentalism : perspectives on a contested history
Title
Fundamentalism
Title remainder
perspectives on a contested history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Simon A. Wood and David Harrington Watt
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
"Through a collection of essays, Fundamentalism: Perspectives on a Contested History explores the ways in which the concept of global fundamentalism does and does not illuminate developments in modern Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. At issue is whether, beyond the specific milieu of American Protestantism in the early decades of the twentieth century, the word 'fundamentalism'captures something important on a global scale that is not captured--or not as well--by other words. Readers will quickly discover that in exploring this issue the book is "at war with itself." In Fundamentalism Simon A. Wood and David Harrington Watt have deliberately assembled a range of voices that is reflective of the broad spectrum of views scholars have offered on the topic, from those who find the concept not merely helpful but also important, those who have concerns about it but do not reject it, those who find that it has been misapplied in critical instances, and those who simply find it unhelpful and lacking in any meaningful specificity or content. While there are more than two perspectives presented, Wood and Watt identify two very broad groups of scholars from each end of the spectrum: those who find the concept illuminating and those who do not. The book does not privilege or advocate either of these positions, nor does it attempt to resolve the numerous problems that scholars on both sides of the debate have identified with the concept of global fundamentalism. Rather, it presents some of the key arguments on both sides of the contemporary debate. If it thereby provides readers with a sense of the current state of the discourse on fundamentalism it will have achieved its aim"--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
200
Index
index present
LC call number
BL238
LC item number
.F825 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in comparative religion
Label
Fundamentalism : perspectives on a contested history, edited by Simon A. Wood and David Harrington Watt
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fundamentalists of the 1920s and 1930s -- The idea of militancy in American fundamentalism -- Fundamentalism and Christianity -- "America is no different," "America is different"--is there an American Jewish fundamentalism? Part I. American Habad -- "America is no different," "America is different"--is there an American Jewish fundamentalism? Part II. American Satmar -- The Jewish settler movement and the concept of fundamentalism -- The concept of global fundamentalism: a short critique -- Muslim "fundamentalism," Salafism, Sufism, and other trends -- Fundamentalism and Shiism -- Fundamentalism, Khomeinism, and the Islamic Republic of Iran -- Fundamentalism diluted: from enclave to globalism in conservative Muslim ecological discourse -- Islamic education and the limitations of fundamentalism as an analytical category
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ocn881305487
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1 online resource
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611173550
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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613997
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.b3330998x
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)881305487
  • pebcs1306827469

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