fundamentalism

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The Battle for God, by Karen Armstrong

The God of Abraham is the God of vengeance and wrath who will consume the world because it has neglected him. The world has become modern and secular, material and political, pluralist and multicultural. It has forsaken the old ways. It is doomed to perdition. So believe the fundamentalists about whom Karen Armstrong writes.

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Killer ‘saints’

The history of the American heartland sometimes appears as little more than a bloody farrago of killing which, in the God-soaked vocabulary of the perpetrators, must be understood not as murder, but as something inevitable and even holy. This tradition persists long after the Native American resistance to European settlers was put down by settlers and soldiers certain of providential favor.

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Ex-fundamentalist

In the late 1980s, while I was writing Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory, someone named Richard Yao was all the rage.
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Waiting for the Apocalypse/Dating Jesus

A fundamentalist childhood has become a hot commodity on the literary market. Memoirs like Born Again and Again, by Jon M.
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

An ambitious young man leaves the provinces, hoping to make his fortune in the city. He first is infatuated with the glittering world he finds there, then gradually becomes disillusioned by the anxiety and corruption beneath the bright surface. What moral choices will the young man make? What will he become if he remains in the city?