By Torkel Brekke
This ebook investigates the origins of fundamentalism, outlining its features and the background of key fundamentalist activities worldwide, contemplating examples from Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. The publication argues that fundamentalism develops whilst glossy lay non secular leaders problem the authority of secular states and standard spiritual institutions. those new leaders and their fans search to infuse non secular values and practices into all spheres, in particular legislations, politics, schooling, and technology. The styles of spiritual authority and management that represent fundamentalism have their roots in a Christian context yet have been globalized via severe intercultural contacts after the mid-nineteenth century. Fundamentalism is a completely smooth and worldwide phenomenon since it presupposes the globalization of principles and practices relating non secular management and association, in addition to common alterations within the courting of faith to fashionable societies and states.
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