Search Our Online Inventory

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Online Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Would you like an Online Gift Card to Earthlight Books?

 

Familiar Links
 Last Word Books

Walla Walla:
Welcome Table Farm

 
 
 
Fundamentalism: The Search For Meaning, Ruthven, Malise
Image shown may not reflect actual item

Author Name    Ruthven, Malise

Title   Fundamentalism: The Search For Meaning

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Oxford University Press

ISBN Number    0192840916 / 9780192840912

Seller ID   SKU1034481

0192840916 Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

More Description

Since the end of the Cold War, fundamentalism has been seen as the major threat to world peace, a conclusion that was burned into our consciousness on September 11th and that is reinforced almost every day in the Middle East. But what exactly is fundamentalism?
Here is the first book to explore the real nature of secular and religious fundamentalism worldwide, highlighting the many different forms fundamentalism can take. Examining Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist, and Hindu sects, Malise Ruthven offers a sweeping look at this phenomenon, examining its historical, social, religious, political and ideological backgrounds and providing a critical view of the burgeoning literature on this highly diverse set of movements. Fundamentalism, he concludes, is a problematic term that defies easy definitions. Coined by American Protestant evangelicals in the 1920s, the word's meaning has expanded to include radical conservatives and ideological purists in many spheres of activity, not all of them religious. Fundamentalism embraces Islamic radicals in the Muslim world as well as the militant Israeli settlers who oppose them. It has been used to describe Sikh, Hindu and even Buddhist nationalists who seek to justify their political agendas by reference to divine edicts or religious tradition. Ruthven agrees that there are some "family resemblances" between different fundamentalist movements, especially over concerns of national identity and gender, but he ultimately questions its usefulness as a term.
One of the world's leading commentators on Islam, Malise Ruthven writes with a clarity and directness that never fails to engage the reader. In this superb volume, he guides us through what is clearly a complex topic, but one that is vitally important in the modern world.

Price = 4.50 USD


Browse some related titles while you're here:
Sharing the Book: Religious Perspectives on the Rights and Wrongs of Mission (Religion and Human Rights)
9.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity (American Society of Missiology Series), Norman E. Thomas
Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity (American Society of Missiology Series)
Norman E. Thomas
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Fierce Dispute: A Novel
Santmyer, Helen Hooven
9.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

1863: The Rebirth of a Nation
Stevens, Joseph E.
9.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Letters of the Century: America 1900-1999
9.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Out West: An American Journey Along the Lewis and Clark Trail
Duncan, Dayton
7.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Montana 1948: A Novel
Watson, Larry
5.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

O Pioneers! (Vintage Classics), Cather, Willa
O Pioneers! (Vintage Classics)
Cather, Willa
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Advanced Airbrush Book
Misstear, Cecil
3.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility, Shellenberger, Michael; Nordhaus, Ted
Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility
Shellenberger, Michael; Nordhaus, Ted
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Magnificent Houses in Twentieth Century European Literature (Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature)
Walter, Hugo G.
11.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

North American Indians: Introduction to the Chichimeca
Castile, George Pierre
7.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to earthlightbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie