Fundamentalist Christianity

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    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 minds of humans are being altered because of the disregard for possibilities and risks that medicine can provoke. The apple doesn 't fall far from the tree between the mindsets of science and medicine. Fused together, they are the epitome of the overall fundamentalism of physicalism. “Nor does he hesitate over the apparent difficulty of a material proof of the nonexistence of something immaterial” (Berry) Being a fundamentalist of science, Professor Weinberg firmly confides in the works of science and uses physical and factual evidence to prove a belief or thought. Correspondingly, the professor is inadequate in…

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    Some might argue that fundamentalism is a form of “salvage anthropology” and that fundamentalists are trying to “collect what was available before it was gone” (Eller, 149) through the reintegration of religious practices into society and specifically politics. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the state of Israel, and Salafism can all be interpreted as “salvage anthropologies” as well as fundamentalist movements. ISIS is a direct response to western occupation in the Middle East and a desire…

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    and more and more hududs and harems began to be created (63). 2b) Religion is a powerful element in a society. It has the ability to allow a group of people to flourish, or to inhibit their growth all together. This is especially true in the case of women and religion, where depending on the circumstance, religion has the power to empower or oppress women. In some cases religion can be used as a tool of oppression. Religious fundamentalist groups, like the Christian fundamentalist group we…

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    Within most world religions, there is a section of believers that are classified as fundamentalists. 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…

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    Mohsin Hamid and Jamaica Kincade craft their novels Lucy and The Reluctant Fundamentalist with a focus of the main protagonists Lucy and Changaz coming of age in America. They institute the hope of enriching the life’s of Lucy and Changaz, as well as achieving their American Dream. Kinked developed Lucy’s character through using an American mentor; Mariah. Who provided Lucy with a loving family atmosphere she was craving, and became a mother figure for her. Hamid’s lead character, like Lucy…

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    In the broadcast of “Mysticism: The Future of Religion?” Professor Barfoot interviews Harvey Cox the writer of the book “The Future of Faith”. Harvey Cox was a professor at Harvard University that was the Hollis Professor of Divinity until he retired in 2009. In Harvey Cox’s book “The Future of Faith” he splits the history of Christianity into three different eras. The three eras are the Age of Faith, Age of Belief, and the Age of Spirit. During the Age of Faith was when Christianity had…

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    In every faith there will always be group of people who tend to hold a more extremely traditional belief of their religious views. These groups of individuals are more commonly referred to as fundamentalists. While there are fundamentalists for all religions, this looks very different depending on the faith. Understanding Fundamentalism Christianity, Islam, and Jewish Movements, by Richard T. Antoun, aids in looking at fundamentalism in the three most widely practiced religions in the world. In…

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    They believe that men, women and children had specific jobs that they had to do, which were written in the bible. Most Fundamentalist believe that Moses was the author of the Pentateuch. They also believed that having relaxed morals was leading to the decline of the United States. Fundamentalist fought against America’s new swing, Social Liberalism by defending what was considered the fundamentals of historic Christian teaching ways. One way that they defended what they believed in was…

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    Christianity was widely spread in the Americas because of the European domination. With European Christians in power they forced their faith on the natives and slaves without anyone to stop them. Another reason was the fact that in the Americas there were many faiths not a just a small amount of widespread ones, and African faiths that Often conflicted allowing Christianity to gain a foothold in multiple communities that was supported by the ruling Europeans. Christianity in Asia was A Very…

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    There are a few literary critics that evaluate The Handmaid’s Tale to be an anti-Christian book that propagates prejudice towards Christians. These critics take the negative portrayal of Gilead’s “Christian” authority to represent all Christians. In David Robertson’s piece on The Handmaid’s Tale, he says “The Handmaid's Tale is the kind of programme made about Christians that anti-Semites would make about Jews. It demonizes 'the other.' Despite the constant citation of Scripture, the portrayal…

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