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Fundamentalism

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  • Fundamentalism and American Cultureby George M. Marsden

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    For this new edition, a major new chapter compares fundamentalism since the 1970s to the fundamentalism of the 1920s, looking particularly at the extraordinary growth in political emphasis and power of the more recent movement. Never has it been more important to understand the history of fundamentalism in our rapidly polarizing nation. Marsen's carefully... more...

  • Letter to a Christian Nationby Sam Harris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.95

    From the new afterword by the author:Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child to be born into this world only to be patiently and lovingly reared by religious maniacs, who believe that the best way to keep the sun on its course or to ensure a rich harvest is to lead him by tender... more...

  • Middle Churchby Bob Edgar

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 17.99

    The radical religious right has put the wrong issues at the top of the moral agenda for America, says Bob Edgar, the general secretary of the National Council of Churches USA and a former six-term congressman. The moral issues that really matter to America's faithful majority -- to "Middle Church" -- says Edgar, are peace, poverty, and planet Earth.... more...

  • American Fascistsby Chris Hedges

    Free Press 2007; US$ 16.00

    Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other radio and televangelists first spoke of the United States becoming a Christian nation that would build a global Christian empire, it was hard to take such hyperbolic rhetoric seriously. Today, such language no longer sounds like hyperbole but poses, instead, a very real threat to our freedom and our... more...

  • Standing for Christ in a Modern Babylonby Marvin Olasky

    Crossway 2003; US$ 11.99

    A journalist offers a penetrating analysis and thoughtful response to the antagonism toward conservative Christianity that pervades the mainstream media. more...

  • Jesus Freaksby Don Lattin

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 10.99

    In the tradition of Jon Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven , Don Lattin's Jesus Freaks is the story of a shocking pilgrimage of revenge that left two people dead and shed new light on The Family International, one of the most controversial religious movements to emerge from the spiritual turmoil of the sixties and seventies. Some say The... more...

  • Trial of the Witnessesby Paul Dehart

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95 US$ 109.16

    The much-discussed notion of Postliberal theology developed from the writings of two theologians at Yale University, Hans Frei and George Lindbeck. An analysis and critique of the much-discussed idea of postliberal theology Provides an overview of postliberalism and the controversies which resulted Compares the writings of theologians... more...

  • Religious Fundamentalismby Peter Herriot

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    How does a religious fundamentalist come to embrace a counter-cultural world view? Fundamentalism can be analysed from a variety of perspectives. It is a type of belief system which enables individuals to make sense of their lives and provides them with an identity. It is a social phenomenon, in which strictly religious people act according to... more...

  • Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introductionby Malise Ruthven

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Fundamentalism is seen as the major threat to world peace today, a conclusion impossible to ignore since the events in New York on September 11 2001. But what is fundamentalism? Malise Ruthven tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding this complex phenomenon - one that eludes simple definition, yet urgently needs to be understood. more...

  • Fundamentalismby Malise Ruthven

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05

    Fundamentalist movements are seen as the major threat to world peace today, yet 'fundamentalism' is a term that eludes easy definitions. Malise Ruthven, writing with engaging clarity and directness, offers the first book to expose the nature of both religious and secular fundamentalism worldwide and to explore its many forms. more...