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    Islamic Fundamentalism

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    Fundamentalism refers to the static adoption of a given ideology in ones life (3), often leading to a firm rejection of alternate beliefs and a strictly authoritarian world view (1). Religious fundamentalism employs a literal acceptance of the ideology and scriptures of a given religion (11), driven by the psychological character of the fundamentalist who 's primary aim is to create a society based off their religious ideology (6). The ways in which fundamentalism affects human behaviour can be observed through the psychological theory of Sigmund Freud, emphasising the role of the unconscious in shaping beliefs and their corresponding behaviours. The role of Islamic fundamentalism specifically in recent terror attacks conducted by Islamic State,…

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    The Anthropology of Fundamentalism Fundamentalism from an anthropological perspective is interpreted quite differently than fundamentalism from the historical perspective. First and foremost, there is no argument about whether or not fundamentalism describes movements outside of the Protestant movement in the United States. Anthropologists interpret fundamentalism as one of many human reactions to modern society. For the fervently religious, fundamentalism is an attempt to reunite the morals…

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    Introduction The recent death of the evangelical patriarch Carl F. H. Henry brings great cause to those who are beneficiaries of his Evangelical heritage to meditate on his thoughts. In his book The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism, Carl Henry discusses a strong theologically concentrated engagement for global social needs. Fifty-seven years have passed from the time that this book was first published and, while the gap may expose itself in the way this work was written, the main…

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    Religious Fundamentalism Religious Fundamentalism is when people revert to the original, highly orthodox beliefs of the bible. A fundamentalist is a theolo¬¬¬¬gically conservative Christian Protestant who embraces classical orthodox Protestant doctrines. Instead of using extravagant rituals, they preferred plainer methods of worship, such as praying daily and attending church regularly. They believed that all history originated from the scriptures of the Bible and based their entire life on…

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    Whether it is in Islam, Judaism, or Christianity, fundamentalism shares similar aspects. Fundamentalists stem from conservative cultures and take a defensive position to outside forces, while criticising those they view to be outsiders. Their distrust of society creates a separatist mentality that causes fundamentalist groups to withdraw from modern society. While fundamentalists of various religions share these traits, Christian fundamentalists also have their own unique beliefs.…

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    several areas, and so psychosurgery is based on a flawed attempt to carry over the same physicalist thinking that has been so powerful in bodily medicine, inappropriately to the medicine of the mind.” (Slater) The world of physicalism that the study of medicine has adapted to, positively impacts the advancement in the world of medicine because of the impact that the results have proven. On the contrary, there is a trail that this desire for existing physical substances leaves behind and the…

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    Evangelical Protestants maintain influence in American democracy due to their size and involvement in government. One third of Americans are considered to be evangelical Christians. Evangelical Protestants adhere to a strict moral code and place a strong emphasis on the importance of family values. As a result, they object to gay marriage, stem cell research, and abortion. Evangelicals are firm in their beliefs and form pluralist groups like the National Association of Evangelicals, the Family…

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    Aisha's Role In Islam

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    Aisha: Aisha is the wife of the Prophet Muhammed. She can be seen as symbol of empowerment because her life served as a guide for Muslims on how to raise pious children and how to have a good marriage. Aisha also had freedoms that most Muslim women did not have, like the ability debate with men and go to the mosque. Aisha can also be seen as a sign of oppression because even though she had many freedom, she was still subjugated to life in a harem and sharing the Prophet with other wives (Power,…

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    Religious Fundamentalism

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    Introduction Religious fundamentalism, according to Riesebrodt, quoted by Samuel (2015),is an urban movement directedprimarily against dissolution of personality, patriarchal notions of order and social relations and their replacement by depersonalized principles. There are different types of religious fundamentalism too: Islamic fundamentalism According to Munson (2014), there is a variation of the character of Islamist movements throughout the world. While some Islamists resort to terrorism,…

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    Christian Fundamentalism

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    Liberal Christianity vs Christian Fundamentalism There has always been a tension between those who have a liberal perspective and those who have a fundamentalist perspective on anything in life. This is for good reason, those with liberal views believe change is necessary and those with fundamentalist views believe that change is not. When you apply these two ways of thinking to a religious text such as the Christian Bible you get a separation within a religion. Between the two ways of…

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