Category: Fundamentalism

Surviving Diversity: Religion and Democratic Citizenship

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When I met him at the C Street house several years ago, he had gone there for a spiritual counseling session with Doug Coe, the leader of the group, and he had gone in, although he frames himself as a great foe of abortion, what he was really concerned about was the fact that, he said, the Muslims are having too many babies, and the Christians are killing too many of theirs, and how can we win the race with the Muslims? But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Mat. 15:7-9). 2.

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Religious Violence and Abortion: The Gideon Project

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It represented the confluence of lingering forms of 19th century revivalism, Pietism, Evangelicalism, Presbyterian theology that was congealing at Princeton Seminary, historic Methodism as influenced by the holiness movement and Pentecostalism, new millenarian interpretations, Common Sense or Baconian science, and many forms of denominational conservatism. Inhofe, the Senate’s most outspoken environmental critic, is also unwavering in his wish to remake America as a Christian state.

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Revitalizing Theological Epistemology: Holisitc Evangelical

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Though the story depends on recounting how sinful one’s life once was(often in great even “loving” detail) the psychological meaning of conversion lies in its power to wipe all of that away. Similarly, men go off to kill, rape, burn, pillage and torture only because they have the absolute certain faith that they do these things on behalf of god or at least with his blessings (by proxy of a priest of some flavor). As Robinson writes: "He said we ought to discard [the term fundamentalist] because it had become associated with three extravagances, first, a total rejection of all biblical criticism, secondly, excessively literalist interpretation of the Bible and thirdly, certain rather mechanical theories of the nature of biblical inspiration.

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Pious Passion: The Emergence of Modern Fundamentalism in the

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All one has to do is desire what it forbids. This requires an act of faith, but not a denial of science, because science has nothing to say about gods and souls. If you are a nonbeliever in the mood for a party, here are 10 reasons to celebrate. 1. Cotton had become uneconomical for the smallholders due to the introduction of the mechanical picker which was driving the blacks off the land and North to Chicago and elsewhere to seek work (and find drugs and street gangs) in the cities while the white sharecroppers clung to the Old South and the consolations of the degradation of blacks.

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Words, Wonders and Power

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So who is more credible, the liberal clergymen who denies the eternal punishment of the wicked, or the Son of God? What results from the two devices is an allegorical reconstruction of post-9/11 tensions, and an inflective young man’s infatuation and disenchantment with America.... [tags: Essay on The Reluctant Fundamentalist] Ideology of Fundamentalist Islam Explained - Introduction: This essay concerns itself with exploring the Islamic and political orientation of Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966), an Egyptian civil servant turned political and religious activist, inspired by fundamentalist Islam.

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Awake to the Moment

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When the appeal is to reason, it is to be expected that the result will be a vast difference of opinion, as one person's reasoning reaches different conclusions from another's. Sections 1-4 trace the dialectical progression of a disorder that we must now consider in its genesis. It was implied by non-Catholics that Catholics thought they were the only one's going to heaven. He points to data from studies which show that patients with first onset psychosis are likely to change their religion.

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Creating a Nation Under God: Rebuilding America with

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Children were beaten and given forced labor during their stay in school. This party embraced a policy of separation – if they could not remove modernists from the Church, they would remove the Church [meaning themselves] from the modernists. The Hebrew Bible gives two accounts of creation, the Garden of Eden story familiar to most of us with its account of Eve being created out of Adams' Rib, and an earlier account of a simultaneous creation - "God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female."22 Interpretations of this passage have varied from that of actual simultaneous creation of male and female human beings to that of creation of one being, "man", with the bipolarity of male-female being a reflection of the androgynous nature of original man or of the embodiment of God within him/her. "The sin of Adam and exile from Paradise can then be seen as signs of separation from the original wholeness and entry into the human world of sin and death, as well as sexuality - since the Bible tells of Adam and Eve becoming aware of their nakedness, and presumably of their sexual impulses, only after the fall."23 In the second version of the creation of mankind, man is created first, singular and alone.

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Close Encounters with God: Unveiling the Secret of the

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The millions killed in the war were killed by Christians, not their atheistic leader. This time Pope Francis attacked fundamentalism for being blind to reality. " It is not a good strategy to be at the center of a sphere. Spokesmen for the Despised: Fundamentalist Leaders of the Middle East (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997), edited by Appleby, profiles many prominent fundamentalists. One of the main points of my story is that the particular arrangement we see today of evangelicals’ alignment with business is not a new phenomenon.

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"Fundamentalism" and the Word of God

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We need constructive guilt and reparation, not self-righteousness and retaliation. While it is important to acknowledge �complexity�, there is no denying the fact that there has been a massive rise in Christian fundamentalism over the last two decades and a proportionate increase in their use of the media in support of aggressive Christian crusades. White and Cedarville to be successful in their mission. He went on to become Prime Minister of the country and to share the Nobel Peace Prize with Anwar Sadat (who was murdered by Muslim fundamentalists for trying to make peace in the region).

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The Lost Gospel of John

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The appeal of this point of view is its simplicity: every person can do what they like, as much as they are able, but their god or gods will bring those who disobey without repentance ("turning away from sin") to justice. Although it would vehemently deny it, as a child of Modernism, Fundamentalism is just as culture bound as any liberal cultural theology. Two wealthy church laymen commissioned ninety-seven conservative church leaders from all over the Western world to write 12 volumes on the basic tenets of the Christian faith.

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