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Spokesmen for the despised : fundamentalist leaders of the Middle East

Author: R Scott Appleby
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents eight vivid portraits of the little-known men who are leaders of the fundamentalist Islamic political groups such as Hizbullah, Shi'ite, Hamas, Jewish Zionists, and Christian Zionists.
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Genre/Form: Führer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Scott Appleby
ISBN: 0226021246 9780226021249 0226021254 9780226021256
OCLC Number: 34767435
Description: vii, 429 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Khomeini's legacy: Islamic rule and Islamic social justice / Daniel Brumberg --
The Oracle of Hizbullah: Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah / Martin Kramer --
Global Islamic awakening or Sudanese nightmare? The Curious case of Hassan Turabi / Judith Miller --
Shaykh Ahmad Yasin and the origins of Hamas / Ziad Abu-Amr --
Fundamentalist preaching and Islamic militancy in upper Egypt / Patrick D. Gaffney --
The Father, the son, and the holy land: the spiritual authorities of Jewish-Zionist fundamentalism in Israel / Gideon Aran --
Guides of the faithful: contemporary religious Zionist rabbis / Samuel C. Heilman --
A Christian fundamentalist vision of the Middle East: Jan Willem van der Hoeven and the International Christian Embassy / Yaakov Ariel --
Conclusion: the measure of a fundamentalist leader / R. Scott Appleby.
Responsibility: edited by R. Scott Appleby.
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Presenting eight vivid portraits of fundamentalist leaders who have turned their charismatic religious authority to powerful political ends. The biographies in this volume include interviews with  Read more...

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