Religious Fundamentalism in the Modern World Comparison Essay

Religious Fundamentalism in the Modern World
Describes religious fundamentalism in the United States and Islam. Brings focus to radicals in Afghanistan.
# 2543 | 2,625 words | 6 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Sep 19, 2003 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Religion and Theology (Islam)

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Paper about religious fundamentalism and the liberal modern world. Compares Christian fundamentalism in the United States, with Islamic fundamentalism. Also discusses radical fundamentalism with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

From the Paper:

"Fundamentalism is a religious phenomenon that has taken 20th century politics by storm. As defined by Webster's English dictionary fundamentalism has a direct correlation with Protestant Christianity; however, it has in the past, and is currently, impacting many other forms of religion. Since the 1970's many religious movements have emerged into political governments and ideologies all over the world. The dominating religion in Europe is Catholicism; Hinduism is very strong in eastern Asia; Judaism is the ranking religion in Israel and Israeli's political decision; and finally, Islam is the principal religion in the Middle East. Islam is the second largest religion in the world, second only to Christianity which is the main religion in the United States and is actually making a strong comeback in America."

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