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Published: 24 March 2005

260 Pages


ISBN: 9780192806062

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The Search For Meaning

Malise Ruthven

  • Highly Topical: The first concise and clearly-written book to expose the real nature and spread of fundamentalism worldwide, both secular and religious
  • Charts the development of various fundamentalist movements from the 1920s in America to the rise of fundamentalist groups in the Middle-East in the early 21st Century
  • Investigates the many different forms of fundamentalist belief, and the political and terrorist activities that often result
  • Takes a critical view of the burgeoning literature on modern religious fundamentalism
  • Seen as the leading commentator on Islam - always writes with clarity and directness to engage the reader dispassionately with the stereotypes and polemics on the subject.
  • Uses a broad range of examples, from the USA, the Middle East, Ireland, South-East Asia, Africa, and Germany