Publisher description for Accounting for fundamentalisms : the dynamic character of movements / edited by Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby ; sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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Accounting for Fundamentalisms features treatments of fundamentalist movements, groups that often make headlines but are rarely understood, as part of the multivolume Fundamentalism Project. This book remains a standard reference source for comprehending the dynamics of fundamentalist movements around the world. Surveying fundamentalist movements in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, the contributors to Accounting for Fundamentalisms describe the organization of these movements, their leadership and recruiting techniques, and the ways in which their ideological programs and organizational structures shift over time in response to changing political and social environments.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Religious fundamentalism