Featuring new content and updated analysis • Originally published as How to Win a Cosmic War “[A] thoughtful analysis of America’s War on Terror.” —The New Yorker “Offers a very persuasive argument for the best way to counter ...
Author: Reza Aslan
Publisher: Random House
“A very persuasive argument for the best way to counter jihadism” (The Washington Post) from the bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer The wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked America on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting in the name of God. According to award-winning writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, the United States, by infusing the War on Terror with its own religiously polarizing rhetoric, is fighting a similar war—a war that can’t be won. Beyond Fundamentalism is both an in-depth study of the ideology fueling militants throughout the Muslim world and an exploration of religious violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. At a time when religion and politics increasingly share the same vocabulary and function in the same sphere, Aslan writes that we must strip the conflicts of our world of their religious connotations and address the earthly grievances that always lie at its root. How do you win a religious war? By refusing to fight in one. Featuring new content and updated analysis • Originally published as How to Win a Cosmic War “[A] thoughtful analysis of America’s War on Terror.” —The New Yorker “Offers a very persuasive argument for the best way to counter jihadism.”—The Washington Post “[Reza] Aslan dissects a complex subject (terrorism and globalization) and distills it with a mix of narrative writing, personal anecdotes, reportage and historical analysis.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Aslan is not only a perspicuous, thoughtful interpreter of the Muslim world but also a subtle psychologist of the call to jihad.”—Los Angeles Times “[A] meaty analysis of the rise of Jihadism . . . dispels common misconceptions of the War on Terror age.”—San Jose Mercury News “It is Aslan’s great gift to see things clearly, and to say them clearly, and in this important new work he offers us a way forward. He is prescriptive and passionate, and his book will make you think.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion
Examines non-Arab Islamic orientations, arguing that Islam was a tolerant, pluralistic, and flexible force in the past and that the Western world is focusing on fundamentalist movements and ignoring the religion's predominant traditions, ...
Author: Nevzat Soguk
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Category: Political Science
Examines non-Arab Islamic orientations, arguing that Islam was a tolerant, pluralistic, and flexible force in the past and that the Western world is focusing on fundamentalist movements and ignoring the religion's predominant traditions, beliefs, and practices.
This book clarifies differences between the intellectual positions of these two groups by advancing the thesis that the philosophy of the modern period is largely responsible for the polarity of Protestant Christian thought.
Author: Nancey Murphy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
American Protestant Christianity is often described as a two-party system divided into liberals and conservatives. This book clarifies differences between the intellectual positions of these two groups by advancing the thesis that the philosophy of the modern period is largely responsible for the polarity of Protestant Christian thought. A second thesis is that the modern philosophical positions driving the division between liberals and conservatives have themselves been called into question. It therefore becomes opportune to ask how theology ought to be done in a postmodern era, and to envision a rapprochement between theologians of the left and right. A concluding chapter speculates specifically on the era now dawning and the likelihood that the compulsion to separate the spectrum into two distinct camps will be precluded by the coexistence of a wide range of theological positions from left to right. Nancey C. Murphy is Associate Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, and the author of Reasoning and Rhetoric in Religion, also published by Trinity Press. Her book Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning earned the American Academy of Religion's Award for Excellence.
Fundamentalist Islam Fundamentalist Islam focussed only on the political . But its
thinking and grasp of the current issues and social realities in the contemporary
Muslim world has been weak . It wanted to replace the old order with the Islamic ...
1. Introducing fundamentalism.--2. J. Frank Norris.--3. John Roach Straton.--4. William Bell Riley.--5. J.C. Massee.--6. J. Gresham Machen.--7. William Jennings Bryan.--8. Clarence E. Macartney.--9. Voices in perspective.
The Gospel of Inclusion also tells the story of a powerful religious figure who watched everything he had crumble due to a scandal. Why? He didn't steal money nor did he have inappropriate sexual relationships.
Author: Carlton Pearson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Fourth-generation fundamentalist Carlton Pearson, a Christian megastar and host, takes a courageous and controversial stand on religion that proposes a hell-less Christianity and a gospel of inclusion that calls for an end to local and worldwide conflicts and divisions along religious lines. The Gospel of Inclusion explores the exclusionary doctrines in mainstream religion and concludes that according to the evidence of the Bible and irrefutable logic, they cannot be true. Bishop Pearson argues that the controlling dogmas of religion are the source of much of the world's ills and that we should turn our backs on proselytizing and holy wars and focus on the real good news: that we are all bound for glory, everybody is saved, and if we believe God loves all mankind, then we have no choice but to have the same attitude ourselves. The Gospel of Inclusion also tells the story of a powerful religious figure who watched everything he had crumble due to a scandal. Why? He didn't steal money nor did he have inappropriate sexual relationships. Following a revelation from God, he began to preach that a loving God would not condemn most of the human race to hell because they are not Christian. Hepreaches that God belongs to no religion. The Gospel of Inclusion is the journey of one man's quest to preach a new truth.
The product of an international team of theologians, historians, and missiologists, this "Dictionary of Mission" contains more than 100 articles on every essential aspect of Christian world mission, written by noted experts from every part of the globe.
This book contains never previously published research explaining Herbert Armstrongâs Holiness Quaker upbringing. It also includes extensive research on the WCGâs comparison to a cult, and the characteristics that actually define a cult.
Author: John Morgan
Flying Free thoroughly covers the background of the Worldwide Church Of God (WCG) cult â its history, leadership, doctrines, beliefs and its membership. This book contains never previously published research explaining Herbert Armstrongâs Holiness Quaker upbringing. It also includes extensive research on the WCGâs comparison to a cult, and the characteristics that actually define a cult. Flying Free documents the impact of the Armstrong teachings on individual lives, but then goes on to show a priceless freedom â found in life beyond fundamentalism.Flying Free is a valuable, practical resource for ex-WCG members and for relatives or friends attempting to come to terms with the reality of loved ones joining a cult. It should serve as a warning to those contemplating entering a fundamentalist church. The book also includes a balanced assessment of the origins of the Bible, the authority of the Bible, and an appraisal of organised Christianityâs influence on the individual Christian.
For an example of criticism from the left see Daniel B. Stevick , Beyond Fundamentalism ( Richmond : John Knox , 1964 ) , who consistently chides
neoevangelicalism for not really moving beyond fundamentalism . Robert P.
Lightner , however ...
The treatment of fundamental Islam is longer , thus perhaps justifying the title of
the book that calls for going beyond fundamentalism . The term “ fundamentalism
” has been used uncritically by its opponents as well as by proponents .
Sometime back the New Internationalist ( NI ) brought out a special issue on
fundamentalism ( August , 1990 ) . ... the other countries of the Muslim world will
have to go through a similar experience in order to move beyond fundamentalism
Postmodernity and Beyond Ananta Kumar Giri ... Ammerman sees
fundamentalism as basically a cultural movement . For her ... BEYOND FUNDAMENTALISM : A CRITICAL LOOK AT RELIGION AND SOCIETY 32 |
Religious Movements in the ...
Author: Ananta Kumar Giri
Category: Political Science
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