Tag: Fundamentalism

Islamic revolution

Religion And Politics (VI)

Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V The Muslim Brotherhood and its brainchildren (II) From any viewpoint, Sunni Islam created a set of fundamentalist movements, activists, and parties in the last decades of the last century. Already mentioned, for instance, al-Qaida (al-Queda) was the brainchild of the Saudi […]

Religion And Politics (V)

Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV Christian fundamentalism (II) Regardless of their cultural separatism after 1925 in the USA, the Christian fundamentalists succeeded to build up their own subculture including radio stations, periodicals, publishing houses, Bible colleges, missionary groups, creationist science institutes followed by Christian day schools and […]

Religion and Fundamentalism

Religion And Politics (IV)

Part I, Part II, Part III Jewish fundamentalism In the history of modern Judaism, there are two messianic movements with fundamentalistic patterns of both theological thought and political practice: the religious Zionists and ultra-orthodox Jews. The first group is known as Gush Emunim (Bloc of the Faithful) and they are […]

Liberty Leading the People

Religion And Politics (III)

Part I, Part II Secularism & secularization All fundamentalists are opposing any idea and/or social movement that carry secular values and propagate secularism and secularization. Those two terms are referring to a decline and/or marginalization of religion in public life. The secularization of society became the best thought of structural […]