Perspectives on the Core Characteristics of Religious Fundamentalism Today
Vorster, Jakobus M., Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies
Abstract: The surge of religious fundamentalism is a present reality. This way of reasoning breeds ideologies that are both religious and political in nature and mount themselves against a perceived threat or enemy in order to protect their identities. These ideologies elevate certain fundamentals of a particular religion or life- and worldview to absolutes and interlace their ideas and methods around these absolutes. With a strong reactionary attitude, fundamentalist ideologies and religions easily resort to extremism, militancy, abuses of human rights and even violence. Religious fundamentalist movements share certain characteristics, although they also express features that are …
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Publication information: Article title: Perspectives on the Core Characteristics of Religious Fundamentalism Today. Contributors: Vorster, Jakobus M. - Author. Journal title: Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies. Volume: 7. Issue: 21 Publication date: Winter 2008. Page number: 44+. © SACRI The Academic Society for the Research of Religions and Ideologies Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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