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Fundamentalism

  • Not in God's Nameby Jonathan Sacks

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Despite predictions of continuing secularisation, the twenty-first century has witnessed a surge of religious extremism and violence in the name of God. In this powerful and timely book, Jonathan Sacks explores the roots of violence and its relationship to religion, focusing on the historic tensions between the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism,... more...

  • Saving the Original Sinnerby Karl W. Giberson

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    A scientist and former evangelical argues that holding onto a belief in a literal, historical Adam has forced many Christians to reject science and become intellectually isolated from the modern world.    The Bible?s first man stands at the center of a crisis that is shaking much of Christianity. In the evangelical world, scholars have been ostracized... more...

  • Why Religions Matterby John Bowker

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    John Bowker demonstrates why we need to examine both negative and positive aspects of religion to understand religion in the modern world. more...

  • The Transformation of Politicised Religionby Hartmut Elsenhans; Rachid Ouaissa; Sebastian Schwecke; Mary Ann Tétreault

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Including the contributions of leading scholars from Algeria, France, Germany, India and the United States, this book traces the rise and turn to moderation of the New Cultural Identitarian Political Movements, often labelled in the West as fundamentalists. The Transformation of Politicised Religion traces the rise of these movements to the changes... more...

  • A Fundamental Fearby S. Sayyid; Hamid Dabashi

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    In this provocative book S. Sayyid answers the questions 'why political Islam?' and 'why now?' with analyses of the conditions that have made Islamic fundamentalism possible. more...

  • Challenging the Absoluteby Simon F. Oliai

    UPA 2014; US$ 59.99

    In this book, written in the wake of such influential European thinkers as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida, and Vattimo, Simon Oliai argues that unless the ?European? affirmation of man?s finite existence becomes universal, we shall never rid ourselves of the repressive shadow of a long dead metaphysical idol. more...

  • Close Encounters With Godby Dr. Reginald O. Crosley

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    By rediscovering the true personality of the Self-revealed God, we will be able to understand the great mysteries of the universe that have baffled us for millennia. These include the suffering of the blameless, the persistence of evil in the world, the atoning power of blood sacrifice, the prosperity of the wicked, the necessity of a new birth or... more...

  • Kafiristanby Ross Howard

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2014; US$ 15.00

    This is a story of friendship, betrayal and retribution. We follow the fortunes of Ahmed Taseer, a boy from an isolated mountain village in Afghanistan. When a close friend is orphaned and seized by the Taliban to become a suicide bomber, Ahmed and his friend Haziz retaliate. Kafiristan explores how opposition to radical religion and narcissistic... more...

  • Refusing the Veilby Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 7.29

    This topic divides people – and it will divide readers of this book too. Many Muslims worldwide either support or adopt religious veiling, and those who argue against it are often criticised, or worse. But, according to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, the veil throws up a number of concerns, from questions of health and freedom of choice to issues of gender... more...