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Fundamentalism, mythos, and world religions

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religious fundamentalism -- Comparative studies,
  • Myth,
  • Religions

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-177) and index.

    StatementNiels C. Nielsen, Jr.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL238 .N54 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 186 p. ;
    Number of Pages186
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1732902M
    ISBN 100791416534, 0791416542
    LC Control Number92037601


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Fundamentalism, mythos, and world religions by Nielsen, Niels Christian Download PDF EPUB FB2

“It is a very readable account that places in perspective one of the timeliest issues in religion in our time. “Nielsen handles ‘mythos’ and ‘myth’ quite fairly, with evident awareness that fundamentalists will reject the term and the approach.

Yet he is not condescending or terrified by the fundamentalist by: 5. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: The problematic --American fundamentalism --Mythos in the history of religion --The American paradigm --The case for mythos --Jewish fundamentalism --Muslim fundamentalism --Hindu fundamentalism --Sikh fundamentalism --Buddhist fundamentalism.

In The Battle for God, Karen Armstrong traces the history of fundamentalism in the three monotheistic religions, i.e.

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The author explains fundamentalism to be a modern phenomenon, which could only take place in our modern times/5. As Armstrong argues, the collapse of a piety rooted in myth and cult during the Renaissance forced people of faith to grasp for new ways of being religious--and fundamentalism was born.

Armstrong focuses here on three fundamentalist movements: Protestant fundamentalism in America, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel, Cited by:   ix, pages ; 24 cm Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and index The problematic -- American fundamentalism -- Mythos in the history of religion -- The American paradigm -- The case for mythos -- Jewish fundamentalism -- Muslim fundamentalism -- Hindu fundamentalism -- Sikh fundamentalism -- Buddhist fundamentalism -- ConclusionPages: Fundamentalism is widely feared and its influence is growing in many of the major world faiths.

Arising in reaction against modernism, fundamentalism affirms a pre-Enlightenment paradigm in a post-Enlightenment era. The author supports a prediction that fundamentalists will continue to have power in a variety of religions.

Fundamentalism, mythos, and world religions. Authors; Authors and affiliations; Neils C. Neilsen; Winifred Wing Han Lamb; Review Discussion.

20 Downloads; Fundamentalism Symbolic Model World Religion Cited by: 1. This book explores the relationships between fundamentalist religious belief, political extremism and outbreaks of religiously inspired violence. Is the post-Cold War world increasingly violent and is this violence the result of strident religious understandings of how societies should be organized?Reviews: 1.

"The Book of Jerry Falwell" is a fascinating work of cultural analysis, a rare account that takes fundamentalist Christianity on its own terms and deepens our understanding of both religion and Author: Ami Pedahzur.

In undercutting fundamentalism, the distinction between mythos and logos and its application to the bible also undercuts the authoritarianism of fundamentalist movements within the religions of the world—movements that, at this point in history, are growing.

The huge challenge facing the religious traditions of the world today is to foster within these traditions communities of serious. The pre-modern world placed mythos as the primary form of truth, but embraced logos as well. The modern world has all but dismissed mythos, and taken logos as the primary form of truth.

Fundamentalism is a particular and peculiar reaction to this modernity that seeks to take mythos and turn it into logos.

In a larger sense, fundamentalism is a form of militant opposition to the modern world, used by some scholars to identify morally absolutist religious and political movements in Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and even Hinduism and by: 1.

The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism. New York: Ballantine Books, Armstrong draws heavily on Sløk’s work to define mythos and logos.

She brings these concepts into the twentieth century, exploring how these two ways of thinking are reflected in fundamentalist movements in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Throughout the book, Armstrong effectively uses the metaphors of "mythos" and "logos" (myth and reason) to describe the tension between the traditional religious worldview and that provided by modern science and rational thought.

Both worldviews have their distinctive way of thinking, speaking and acquiring knowledge. Many believe that the fundamentalism, as a universal movement, is exclusively a religious thing.

Fundamentalism means that you are devoted to the elementary principles of any subject of interest. So, it’s obviously not just connected with religion but with other disciplines too.

Now let’s see how it all started. Karen Armstrong's book on fundamentalism, The Battle for God, published this year, concerns itself only with Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This presentation speculates what she might have included had she written a section on the Bahá'í Faith, following afair examination of the Bahá'í Writings and the state of the Bahá'í community.

Some of these books feature clergy or devout believers, others are filled with characters who struggle to believe at all. There are books set in religious communities and churches or in futuristic societies built on religious principles. These books address a variety of faiths, including Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.

Some are Author: Teresa Preston. This collection of essays by internationally renowned women scholars both contests the notion of fundamentalism and attempts to find places where it might convege with women's roles in the various world's religions. The essayists explore fundamentalism as a system or method of limiting women's religious roles and examine the ways that women embrace certain aspects of fundamentalism.

The. Books shelved as fundamentalism: Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, The Battle for God: A History. Fundamentalists, in Armstrong’s theory, just try to adapt religion to modernity, by transforming mythos into logos [Karen Armstrong, The Battle for God (New York: Ballantine Books, )].

Shmuel Eisenstadt, Fundamentalism, Sectarianism, and Revolution: The Jacobin Dimension of Modernity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ), p Cited by: 3. Get this from a library. Fundamentalism and women in world religions. [Arvind Sharma; Katherine K Young;] -- "This collection of essays by internationally renowned women scholars both contests the notion of fundamentalism and attempts to find places where it might converge with women's roles in.

Recommended Citation. Dickinson, Colby. Arvind Sharma and Katherine K. Young, eds., Fundamentalism and Women in World Religions. International Journal of Public Author: Colby Dickinson.

In the new edition of this widely read text, Alan Aldridge examines the complex realities of religious belief, practice and institutions, ranging from the high growth rates of successful minority religious movements such as Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, to the phenomenal rise of Pentecostalism, the challenge of 'fundamentalism' and the apparent turn from religion to spirituality.

Logos has come to refer to knowledge of the real, physical world of our senses. Mythos to the knowledge of the world of our dreams, hopes, fears, and our imagination. Both Mythos and Logos use words to convey meaning.

BUT: Mythos uses words metaphorically, symbolically and conveys them in. It seems to me that there is no book that I have read in recent months that has such relevance to understanding what is happening in the world today.

* Karen Armstrong, 'The Battle for God--fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam', HarperCollins, London   (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, ) He is currently writing a book titled Saudi Arabia: The Dilemma of Political Reform and the Illusion of Economic Development.

He is also the author of more than articles that appeared in journals such as Orbis, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Middle East Quarterly.

For Karen Armstrong, the fundamentalist backlash in religions since the dawn of modernity has constituted a kind of perversion of the original essence of these faiths. She claims that most if not all the faiths that are widely practiced today originated in what she calls, following Karl Jaspers the axial age.

The fundamentalist movements that have evolved in our own day have a symbiotic relationship with modernity. They may reject the scientific rationalism of the West, but they cannot escape it. Western civilization has changed the world. Nothing — including religion — can ever be the same again.

After reading this book--a history, in college-textbook prose, of fundamentalism in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions--I'm still not sure whether I am "fundamentalist" or not.

I am always thrilled to reread these two passages by Erik Hornung, and to find in them just about the wisest things I’ve ever read about religion in general, and fundamentalism in particular. Although he hopefully assumes (the book was first published in ) that just because fundamentalism will become increasingly “inhuman” it will lose.

In his engaging study, Competing Fundamentalisms, Sathianathan Clarke examines violent religious extremism across the three largest world religions: Christianity, Islam, and links contemporary religious violence to fundamentalism, characterizing the latter as a modern global phenomenon with regional, national, and local expressions across religions.

Karen Armstrong Builds A 'Case For God' In her new book The Case for God, the author — a former nun — argues that religion is a practical discipline that can teach us to discover new. The new entries and photographs broaden the encyclopedia’s representation of world events and the impact of those events on the world’s religions.

The book also covers religious fundamentalism—especially within Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism—and documents the burgeoning religious movements in Latin America, Africa, East Asia, and the.

You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

SUMMARY. Fundamentalism essentially applies to those who have split off from modern Christianity’s mainline developments.

These dissenters hold to inerrancy of Scripture, see both the faith and the world as caught in a militant struggle between the faithful and the secularizers (or compromisers), and understand history in terms of a dispensational premillennialism.

About. Reading Religion (RR) is an open book review website published by the American Academy of Religion (AAR). The site provides up-to-date coverage of scholarly publishing in religious studies, reviewed by scholars with special interest and/or expertise in the relevant subfields.

Reviews are concise, comprehensive, and timely. By the s, fundamentalism had become something of a cottage industry within the academy, and the result was a burgeoning number of supposed cases around the world. Typing these cases, however, has remained an elusive task, with scholars tending to select those examples that.

Myth was regarded as primary; it was concerned with what was thought to be timeless and constant in our existence. Myth looked back to the origins of life, to the foundations of culture, and to the deepest levels of the human mind. Myth was not concerned with practical matters, but with meaning.

An overlooked danger of fundamentalism is how it can indirectly result in believing absurdities, quite apart from religion.

Everybody knows fundamentalists believe unlikely things about God. Less known is their propensity for believing equally implausible things about the world more generally. Take the surprisingly widespread belief among evangelicals that they are the victims of a.

Buy The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam New Ed by Armstrong, Karen (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:. For all the painstaking work of great men and women of science who shed light on the real world, fundamentalism turns away and heralds mythos and folklore as the answers.The Power of Myth is a book based on the PBS documentary Joseph Campbell and the Power of documentary was originally broadcast as six one-hour conversations between mythologist Joseph Campbell (–) and journalist Bill remains one of the most popular series in the history of American public ng: Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers.

The Day Christian Fundamentalism Was Born. and in the Book of Revelation the Anti-Christ!” As American Christians encountered new peoples and religions from around the world.