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Pious Passion: The Emergence of Modern Fundamentalism in the by Martin Riesebrodt

By Martin Riesebrodt

Martin Riesebrodt's unconventional examine presents a rare examine spiritual fundamentalism. evaluating probably disparate movements—in early twentieth-century usa and Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies Iran—he examines why those pursuits arose and constructed. He sees them now not easily as protests opposed to "modernity" in keeping with se, yet as a social and ethical community's mobilization opposed to its personal marginalization and threats to its lifestyle. those hobbies protested opposed to the hallmarks of industrialization and sought to transmit conservative cultural types to the subsequent generation.

Fundamentalists wanted a go back to an "authentic" social order ruled by way of God's legislations, one certain by means of patriarchal constructions of authority and morality. either hobbies recommended a strict gender dualism and have been preoccupied with controlling the feminine physique, which was once seen because the significant risk to public morality.

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2 ASCETIC PROTESTANTISM AND POLITICS Protestantism in colonial North America began with the establishment of the Anglican church in Virginia in 1607, but it was shaped primarily by its development in the New England states. There it assumed the form of ascetic Protestantism as it evolved amid the tension of CalvinistPuritan conceptions of election and order, on the one hand, and BaptistPietist hopes for individual redemption and salvation, on the other. The Calvinist traditions of integration into an objective order and the inscrutable caprice of a transcendent God were embodied most markedly in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, founded in 1630.

And how are these experiences expressed in the ideology and behavior of fundamentalism? CHAPTER 2 Protestant Fundamentalism in the United States, 1910-1928 Radical-traditionalist reactions to rapid social change are found in all religions of salvation and redemption. In societies predominantly influenced by Christianity, however, different reactions occur depending on whether the dominant faith is Catholicism, Lutheranism, or ascetic Protestantism. Catholic countries have produced mainly right-wing radical movements with anti-Christian to clerical leanings; in Lutheran countries we find mainly secular right-wing radical movements.

First, this definition avoids decisionism. Fundamentalism is not reduced here to a single phenomenon, but in conformity with academic usage a multitude of fundamentalisms coincide on the basis of common major features. At the same time, however, this multitude is structured and bounded by certain criteria, that is, attitudes toward the world and organizational forms. The goal of combining a broad definition with a typological differentiation has been to provide a foundation for a historical and comparative sociology of fundamentalism.

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