Download or read book Fundamentalism and Literature PDF or another Format written by C. Pesso-Miquel and published by Springer. This book was released on 2007-01-08 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the manifold connections between fundamentalism and literature in English. Carefully selected case studies and surveys document an unexpected richness and variety in this unlikely relationship
Download or read book Writing Fundamentalism PDF or another Format written by Axel Stähler and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-05-27 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Given its discursive amplification and its very real impact on contemporary societies, fundamentalism has become the focus of much scholarly attention. However, whereas it is commonly recognized to be centred on texts, the complex and at times paradoxical relationship of fundamentalism with literature remains as yet largely unexplored. Based on new research by an international team of scholars working in the fields of literary and cultural studies, the essays gathered in this volume are based on a number of theoretical frameworks and debates and open up a historical perspective which engages critically with received notions of fundamentalism: by exploring literary representations of fundamentalisms and the function of literature in fundamentalism, they enquire into the underlying generic differences and incompatibilities as well as – perhaps more unexpected – the similarities and affinities between fundamentalism and literature. Opening up a historical perspective reaching back to the early sixteenth century, concepts of fundamentalism as a response to exclusively modernist tendencies since the beginning of the twentieth century are challenged in this volume and several contributors begin to explore the rise of fundamentalisms at various points in history characterized by the crisis experience of cultural change. While taking this conceptual base as a point of departure, the articles collected here then spread out on a plurality of theoretical frameworks. Alert to the productive friction between these discourses, which it aims to elicit, the volume confronts earlier research in the disciplines of theology, history of religion, sociology, political history, anthropology and – if less copious – literary studies with postcolonial and cultural studies. With its general focus on writing in English, including American and British literatures as well as the “new” literatures in English worldwide, the collection takes into account cultural and historical affinities and differences which have contributed to the ongoing negotiations of fundamentalism and literature in the English language and transcends borders of both nations and academic disciplines. In exploring new perspectives on fundamentalism and literature, the volume offers tools for a better understanding of this interrelation which should be of interest to scholars across all disciplines concerned with fundamentalism as a social and cultural phenomenon of ever growing global importance and impact.
Download or read book Literary Encounters of Fundamentalism PDF or another Format written by Klaus Stierstorfer and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Fundamentalism and American Culture PDF or another Format written by George M. Marsden and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1982 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chronicles the history of the fundamentalist movement in the United States and discusses how the social, political, and intellectual aspects of Protestant fundamentalism affected the movement.
Download or read book Biblical Fundamentalism PDF or another Format written by Ronald D. Witherup and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 2002 Catholic Press Association Award Winner One of the most significant changes initiated by the Second Vatican Council was the direct encouragement for Catholics to rediscover the Bible. Unfortunately, education has lagged behind Catholic interest in exploring the Bible and its mysteries. Consequently, vital questions, including how to read and interpret the Bible, remain unanswered for many Christians. In Biblical Fundamentalism, Father Ronald Witherup offers Catholics a guide to the questions that arise when they desire to use the good book" in their personal lives. Father Witherup provides an overview of the origins, history, basic tenets, and problems with biblical fundamentalism and its influence in contemporary culture. He summarizes Catholic teaching on the Bible and points out both the strengths and the weaknesses in the fundamentalist approach to the Bible. He also provides a concise but thorough response to questions that Catholics have about fundamentalism and discusses resources for further study. Biblical Fundamentalism is divided into five chapters. The first chapter explains the historical origins of Christian biblical fundamentalism and why it is a uniquely American phenomenon. The second chapter outlines the main tenets of fundamentalist faith and how it approached the Bible. The third chapter does the same for the Catholic faith. The fourth chapter explores why biblical fundamentalism is attractive in our day and offers a critique of it. Finally, the fifth chapter imparts some practical advice about how to fashion a sensible (and courteous) Catholic response to fundamentalism. Chapters are *The Origins of Biblical Fundamentalism, - *Bible Basics: A Fundamentalist Approach to the Bible, - *Bible Basics: A Catholic Approach to the Bible, - *Evaluating Fundamentalism, - and *A Catholic Response to Fundamentalism. - Ronald D. Witherup, SS, PhD, is Provincial of the U.S. Province of Supicians and former academic professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, California. He holds a doctorate in biblical studies from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He is the author of Conversion in the New Testament, a liturgist's Guide to Inclusive Language, and is a contributor to The Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology. "
Author : Brenda Brasher
Publisher : Berkshire Publishing Group
Release Date : 2001-10-19
ISBN 10 : 9781614728344
Pages : 558 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (614 users)
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism: Volume 3 of Religion & Society PDF or another Format written by Brenda Brasher and published by Berkshire Publishing Group. This book was released on 2001-10-19 with total page 558 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism is the third volume of the acclaimed Religion & Society series. The Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism follows a broad definition of fundamentalism and covers fundamentalism across time and place, although the emphasis remains on its primary manifestation: Protestant fundamentalism in the United States. It draws upon the work of historians, sociologists, religious scholars, anthropologists, political scientists, and others.
Author : Joseph E. B. Lumbard
Publisher : World Wisdom, Inc
Release Date : 2009
ISBN 10 : 9781933316666
Pages : 338 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (933 users)
Download or read book Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition PDF or another Format written by Joseph E. B. Lumbard and published by World Wisdom, Inc. This book was released on 2009 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How has fundamentalism betrayed the true spirit of Islam?
Download or read book Reforming Fundamentalism PDF or another Format written by George M. Marsden and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 1995 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sequel and companion to the author's widely aclaimed Fundamentalism and American Culture, this book uses the history of Fuller Theological Seminary as a lens through which to focus an examination of the broader story of evangelicalism and fundamentalism since the 1940s.
Download or read book Religious Fundamentalism and Social Identity PDF or another Format written by Peter Herriot and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in the United States of September 11th, 2001 brought the phenomenon of religious fundamentalism to the world's attention.Sociological research has clearly demonstrated that fundamentalists are primarily reacting against modernity, and believe that they are fighting for the very survival of their faith against the secular enemy. But we understand very little about how and why people join fundamentalist movements and embrace a set of beliefs, values and norms of behaviour which are counter-cultural. This is essentially a question for social psychology, since it involves both social relations and individual selves. Drawing on a broad theoretical perspective, social identity theory, Peter Herriot addresses two key questions: why do fundamentalists identify themselves as an in-group fighting against various out-groups? And how do the psychological needs for self-esteem and meaning motivate them? Case studies of Mohammed Atta, the leader of the 9/11 hijackers, and of the current controversy in the Anglican Church about gay priests and bishops, demonstrate how fruitfully this theory can be applied to fundamentalist conflicts. It also offers psychologically sensible ways of managing such conflicts, rather than treating fundamentalists as an enemy to be defeated. Religious Fundamentalism and Social Identity is unique in applying social identity theory to fundamentalism, and rare in that it provides psychological (in addition to sociological) analyses of the phenomenon. It is a valuable resource for courses in social psychology which seek to demonstrate the applicability of social psychological theory to the real world.
Download or read book Literature and the Human PDF or another Format written by Andy Mousley and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-29 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why does literature matter? What is its human value? Historical approaches to literature have for several decades prevailed over the idea that literary works can deepen our understanding of fundamental questions of existence. This book re-affirms literature's existential value by developing a new critical vocabulary for thinking about literature's human meaningfulness. It puts this vocabulary into practice through close reading of a wide range of texts, from The Second Wakefield Shepherds’ Play to Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Individual chapters discuss: Literature’s engagement of the emotions Literature’s humanisation of history Literature’s treatment of universals and particulars The depth of reflection provoked by literary works Literature as a special kind of seeing and framing The question at the heart of the volume, of why literature matters, makes this book relevant to all students and professors of literature.
Download or read book Burning Books PDF or another Format written by Catherine Pesso-Miquel and published by Ams PressInc. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Theocracy: Can Democracy Survive Fundamentalism? PDF or another Format written by P. J. Tierney and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012-07 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the past forty years, there has been extraordinary growth in the impact of religion on nations all over the world. The number of religious adherents has spiked, their zeal has intensified, and their political influence has expanded dramatically. Religious zeal has become the single most significant cause of conflicts between nations and of power struggles within nations. In Theocracy: Can Democracy Survive Fundamentalism, author P. J. Tierney examines political efforts by fundamentalists, particularly in the United States. Drawing upon current events, history, psychology, ethics, and the Bible, Tierney delves into some of the excesses of contemporary Christian fundamentalism in its efforts to advance the vision of a form of American theocracy. This study • defines fundamentalism, particularly Christian fundamentalism; • differentiates fundamentalism from traditional Christian renditions; • explains fundamentalism’s root causes, goals, and express strategies; • describes its political evolution; • identifies fundamentalism’s departures from previous Christian efforts to influence society and government; • examines its efforts and their underlying motivations through several lenses, including history, psychology, political theory, ethics, logic, current events, and the Bib≤ • seeks to identify some of the excesses of the contemporary Christian fundamentalist approach; and • offers other options for people of faith. Tierney offers practical suggestions for coping with the inroads of fundamentalism in order to strengthen democracy within pluralistic American society. He presents a powerful argument for the separation of religion and politics.
Author : John A. Witmer
Release Date : 198?
ISBN 10 : OCLC:17997068
Pages : 10 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (17 users)
Download or read book Fundamentalism at the End of the Twentieth Century PDF or another Format written by John A. Witmer and published by . This book was released on 198? with total page 10 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Psychology of Religious Fundamentalism PDF or another Format written by Peter C. Hill and published by Guilford Press. This book was released on 2005-03-31 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book presents an innovative psychological framework for understanding religious fundamentalism. Blending extensive research and incisive analysis, the highly regarded authors distinguish fundamentalist traditions from other faith-based groups and illuminate the thinking and behavior of believers. Offering respectful, historically informed examinations of several major fundamentalist groups, the volume challenges many commonly held stereotypes. In the process, it stakes out important new terrain for the psychological study of religion" -- BOOK JACKET.
Author : Robert E. Wenger
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date : 2007-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9781556353970
Pages : 352 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (556 users)
Download or read book Social Thought in American Fundamentalism, 1918-1933 PDF or another Format written by Robert E. Wenger and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2007-05-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At a time when fundamentalist evokes an image of a militant social reactionary, it is important to examine the original nature of historical American fundamentalism, from which the term originated. Rejecting as simplistic the stereotypes of fundamentalism in social, political, regional, economic, or psychological categories, this study argues that in the 1920s it was a complex social composite unified by common theological concerns. Among all the social issues confronting Americans in the rapidly changing and uncertain 1920s, fundamentalists reached a consensus only on those that had a direct connection with their biblical faith. The only theme that approximated their theological agreement was their nationalism, and only to the extent that it added urgency to their task of saving America from spiritual ruin. Even in this fundamentalists differed among themselves as to how biblical truth should affect the nation. An examination of fundamentalists' viewpoints toward the intellect, the minorities, and social reform further demonstrates that their common denominator was not a set of cultural characteristics or ideas. It was, rather, a biblically based core of Christian theology. A loose alliance by nature, fundamentalism would have had no cohesiveness at all apart from this core. While fundamentalists by no means escaped cultural influence, the fundamentals of the faith shaped their view of culture far more than culture shaped their theology. In a generation when the religious faith of many was becoming little more than the American way of life, they purported to speak to their contemporaries from an external authority--a divinely-inspired Bible.
Download or read book Islamic Fundamentalism PDF or another Format written by Cory Gideon Gunderson and published by ABDO. This book was released on 2004 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides and overview of Islam and the Fundamentalist beliefs and outcomes.
Download or read book Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism PDF or another Format written by George Marsden and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 1991 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A balanced overview and narrative survey of American fundamentalism and Evangelicalism, as well as an interpretive analysis of several important themes. PB, 208 pages, suitable as a supplemental text for colleges, seminaries, or church study.