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    DescriptionSince the end of the Cold War fundamentalism has been seen as the major threat to world peace and prosperity, a concern that was exacerbated by the events of 9/11, and the 'War against Terrorism'. But what does 'fundamentalism' really mean? Since it was coined by American Protestant evangelicals in the 1920s, the word has expanded its meaning to include radical conservatives or ideological purists in many spheres of activity, not all of them religious. Modern applications of fundamentalism include Islamist radicals in the Muslim world, the militant Israeli settlers who oppose them as well as Sikh, Hindu and even Buddhist nationalists who seek to justify their political agendas by reference to divine edicts or religious tradition. This exciting new book tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding this fascinating subject.

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    The Search for Meaning
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Malise Ruthven
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 260
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 266 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192806062
    ISBN 10: 0192806068

    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T General Subject: 690
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JPW
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15400
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLCPR
    Ingram Theme: RELI/HINDU
    BISAC V2.8: SOC039000, REL078000
    BIC subject category V2: HRLP5
    DC22: 201.72, 200.904
    LC classification: BL238 .R88 2005
    Thema V1.0: JPW, QRVS2
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    02 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    A former scriptwriter at the BBC, Malise Ruthven has taught at the University of Aberdeen, at the University of California, San Diego, and at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Islam in the World; The Divine Supermarket: Shopping for God in America; Islam: A Very Short Introduction; and A Fury for God: The Islamist Attack on America. Now a full-time writer, he divides his time between London and Normandy.
    Review quote
    This is a gentle, civilised book, written with some style. I enjoyed reading it. Sasthi Brata, Spectator 10/04/2004 The first clear definition of this indispensable yet misused term. Anoush Ehteshami, University of Durham ... an important contribution to the current political and cultural debates about Islam and the West, religious extremism, and the changing identity of supposedly secular societies. R. Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame
    Table of contents
    1. Family Resemblances ; 2. The Scandal of Difference ; 3. The Snares of Literalism ; 4. Controlling Women ; 5. Fundamentalism and Nationalism I ; 6. Fundamentalism and Nationalism II ; 7. Conclusion