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Fundamentalisms and society : reclaiming the sciences, the family, and education

Author: Martin E Marty; R Scott Appleby; American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1993.
Series: Fundamentalism project, v. 2.
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This book, the second volume of the Fundamentalism Project, provides a systematic overview of the advances made by antisecular religious movements over the past twenty-five years and shows the impact these movements have had on human relations, education, women's rights, and scientific research. The essays consider developments within the religious traditions of Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin E Marty; R Scott Appleby; American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
ISBN: 0226508803 9780226508801
OCLC Number: 25748133
Notes: "Sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences."
Credits: Sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Description: ix, 592 pages ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction : A sacred cosmos, scandalous code, defiant society / Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby --
pt. 1. Worldviews, science, and technology: Religious fundamentalism and the sciences / Everett Mendelsohn --
The creationist cosmos of Protestant fundamentalism / James Moore --
The worldview of Sunni Arab fundamentalists : attitudes toward modern science and technology / Bassam Tibi --
Islam and modernity : the reconstruction of an alternative Shi'ite Islamic worldview in Iran / Farbang Rajaee. pt. 2. Family and interpersonal relationships: The impact of fundamentalisms on women, the family, and interpersonal relations / Helen Hardacre --
Reshaping personal relations in Egypt / Andrea B. Rugh --
Obedience versus autonomy : women and fundamentalism in Iran and Pakistan / Shabla Haeri --
Building "fundamentalism" from the family in Latin America / Jorge E. Maldonado --
Plural marriage and Mormon fundamentalism / D. Michael Quinn --
The new religions, family, and society in Japan / Helen Hardacre. pt. 3. Education and media: Fundamentalist impact on education and the media : an overview / Majid Tehranian --
Islamic fundamentalism in Iran and the discourse of development / Majid Tehranian --
Jewish fundamentalism in Israeli education / Michael Rosenak --
The evangelical awakening in Guatemala : fundamentalism and education in the United States / Susan Rose and Quentin Schultz --
Christian fundamentalism and education in the United States / Susan Rose --
The two faces of fundamentalist higher education / Quentin Schultze --
Hindu revivalism and education in north-central India / Krishna Kumar --
Fundamentalism and the world of the 1990s / William H. McNeill.
Series Title: Fundamentalism project, v. 2.
Responsibility: edited by Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby.
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This book, the second volume of the Fundamentalism Project, provides a systematic overview of the advances made by antisecular religious movements over the past twenty-five years and shows the impact these movements have had on human relations, education, women's rights, and scientific research. The essays consider developments within the religious traditions of Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism in over a dozen nations. What do individual fundamentalist movements regard as the foundations for and limits of knowledge? What do they understand the proper role of science to be? And how do their world views determine the application of technology? The distinguished contributors to this volume - anthropologists, historians of religion, historians of science, and sociologists - address these and other questions through a discussion of topics such as educational structures of Hindu revivalism, women in fundamentalist Iran and Pakistan, and the creationist cosmos of Protestant fundamentalism. In a concluding essay, William H. McNeill situates contemporary fundamentalisms within a world historical context. The Fundamentalism Project is a monumental undertaking by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences that involves an international group of scholars. Taken together, the volumes in this series will become a standard reference for educators and policy analysts for years to come.

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