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Beyond Fundamentalism


  • Author: Reza Aslan
  • Release Date : 2009-04-21
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • File Size: 6736042 Bytes


“A very persuasive argument for the best way to counter jihadism” (The Washington Post) from the bestselling author of Zealot and host of BelieverThe wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked America on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting in the name of God. According to award-winning writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, the United States, by infusing the War on Terror with its own religiously polarizing rhetoric, is fighting a similar war—a war that can’t be won.  Beyond Fundamentalism is both an in-depth study of the ideology fueling militants throughout the Muslim world and ...

Score: 4
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Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World


  • Author: John Shelby Spong
  • Release Date : 2011-11-08
  • Genre: Christianity
  • File Size: 2026118 Bytes


In Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, bishop and social activist John Shelby Spong argues that 200 years of biblical scholarship has been withheld from lay Christians. In this brilliant follow-up to Spong’s previous books Eternal Life and Jesus for the Non-Religious, Spong not only reveals the crucial truths that have long been kept hidden from the public eye, but also explores what the history of the Bible can teach us about reading its stories today and living our lives for tomorrow.Sarah Sentilles, author of Breaking Up With God: A Love Story, applauds John Shelby Spong’s Reclaiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, writing that “pulsing beneath his brilliant, thought-provoking, passionate book is this question: can Christia...

Beyond Fundamentalism
Score: 2.5
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Beyond Fundamentalism


  • Author : Reza Aslan
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812978308


Beyond Fundamentalism Book Description :

Originally published as How to win a cosmic war by Random House in 2009....

Beyond Fundamentalism

Beyond Fundamentalism


  • Author : James Barr
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 1984-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0664246206


Beyond Fundamentalism Book Description :

Examines the fundamentalist Christians' interpretation of the Bible and analyzes the use of the Bible as an authority for fundamentalism...

Globalization and Islamism

Globalization and Islamism


  • Author : Nevzat Soguk
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000127158107


Globalization and Islamism Book Description :

Examines non-Arab Islamic orientations, arguing that Islam was a tolerant, pluralistic, and flexible force in the past and that the Western world is focusing on fundamentalist movements and ignoring the religion's predominant traditions, beliefs, and practices....

Beyond Nationalist Frames

Beyond Nationalist Frames


  • Author : Sumit Sarkar
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0253342031


Beyond Nationalist Frames Book Description :

The political context in which historians of India find themselves today, says Sumit Sarkar, is dominated by the advance of the Hindu Right and globalized forms of capitalism, while the historian's intellectual context is dominated by the marginalization of all varieties of Marxism and an academic shift to cultural studies and postmodern critique. In Beyond Nationalist Frames, one of India's foremost contemporary historians offers his view of how the craft of history should be practiced in this complex conjuncture. In studies of colonial time-keeping, Rabindranath Tagore's fiction, and pre-Independence Bengal, Sarkar explores new approaches to the writing of history. Essays on contemporary politics consider the implications of the "Hindu Bomb," the r...

Beyond Fundamentalism

Beyond Fundamentalism


  • Author : Daniel B. Stevick
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1964
  • Genre: Evangelicalism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015004890565


Beyond Fundamentalism Book Description :

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Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism

Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism


  • Author : Nancey Murphy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 1996-10-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567014498


Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism Book Description :

American Protestant Christianity is often described as a two-party system divided into liberals and conservatives. This book clarifies differences between the intellectual positions of these two groups by advancing the thesis that the philosophy of the modern period is largely responsible for the polarity of Protestant Christian thought. A second thesis is that the modern philosophical positions driving the division between liberals and conservatives have themselves been called into question. It therefore becomes opportune to ask how theology ought to be done in a postmodern era, and to envision a rapprochement between theologians of the left and right. A concluding chapter speculates specifically on the era now dawning and the likelihood that the co...

Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism

Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism


  • Author : Nancey Murphy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 1996-10-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567014498


Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism Book Description :

American Protestant Christianity is often described as a two-party system divided into liberals and conservatives. This book clarifies differences between the intellectual positions of these two groups by advancing the thesis that the philosophy of the modern period is largely responsible for the polarity of Protestant Christian thought. A second thesis is that the modern philosophical positions driving the division between liberals and conservatives have themselves been called into question. It therefore becomes opportune to ask how theology ought to be done in a postmodern era, and to envision a rapprochement between theologians of the left and right. A concluding chapter speculates specifically on the era now dawning and the likelihood that the co...

Beyond Creed

Beyond Creed


  • Author : Stephen Rose
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2006-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595407781


Beyond Creed Book Description :

"Creedal messianism" is Stephen Rose's original term for the belief system that the church, including original witnesses, created to obscure Jesus' iconoclastic understanding of the gospel. Rose argues that messianism is a cruel virus which eats away at the very essence of selfhood. In Beyond Creed he shows how messianism has hampered the veryprogress Jesus sought to bring about on earth....

Leaving Christian Fundamentalism and the Reconstruction of Identity

Leaving Christian Fundamentalism and the Reconstruction of Identity


  • Author : Josie McSkimming
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317106562


Leaving Christian Fundamentalism and the Reconstruction of Identity Book Description :

There is an increasing interest in the influence of religious fundamentalism upon people’s motivation, identity and decision-making. Leaving Christian Fundamentalism and the Re-construction of Identity details the stories of those who have left Christian fundamentalist churches and how they change after they have left. It considers how the previous fundamentalist identity is shaped by aspects of church teaching and discipline that are less authoritarian and coercive, and more subtle and widely spread throughout the church body. That is, individuals are understood as not only subject to a form of judgment, but also exercise it, with everyone seemingly complicit in maintaining the stability of the church organisation. This book provocatively illustra...

Fundamentalism or Tradition

Fundamentalism or Tradition


  • Author : Aristotle Papanikolaou
  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823285815


Fundamentalism or Tradition Book Description :

Traditional, secular, and fundamentalist—all three categories are contested, yet in their contestation they shape our sensibilities and are mutually implicated, the one with the others. This interplay brings to the foreground more than ever the question of what it means to think and live as Tradition. The Orthodox theologians of the twentieth century, in particular, have emphasized Tradition not as a dead letter but as a living presence of the Holy Spirit. But how can we discern Tradition as living discernment from fundamentalism? What does it mean to live in Tradition when surrounded by something like the “secular”? These essays interrogate these mutual implications, beginning from the understanding that whatever secular or fundamentalist may ...