Beyond Fundamentalism

... talk and signals that the conversation the world has been waiting for may at last be about to begin.'' — -Jack Miles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography "Beyond Fundamentalism hovers confidently over a vast historical ...

Beyond Fundamentalism

“A very persuasive argument for the best way to counter jihadism” (The Washington Post) from the bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer The wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked America on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting in the name of God. According to award-winning writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, the United States, by infusing the War on Terror with its own religiously polarizing rhetoric, is fighting a similar war—a war that can’t be won. Beyond Fundamentalism is both an in-depth study of the ideology fueling militants throughout the Muslim world and an exploration of religious violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. At a time when religion and politics increasingly share the same vocabulary and function in the same sphere, Aslan writes that we must strip the conflicts of our world of their religious connotations and address the earthly grievances that always lie at its root. How do you win a religious war? By refusing to fight in one. Featuring new content and updated analysis • Originally published as How to Win a Cosmic War “[A] thoughtful analysis of America’s War on Terror.” —The New Yorker “Offers a very persuasive argument for the best way to counter jihadism.”—The Washington Post “[Reza] Aslan dissects a complex subject (terrorism and globalization) and distills it with a mix of narrative writing, personal anecdotes, reportage and historical analysis.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Aslan is not only a perspicuous, thoughtful interpreter of the Muslim world but also a subtle psychologist of the call to jihad.”—Los Angeles Times “[A] meaty analysis of the rise of Jihadism . . . dispels common misconceptions of the War on Terror age.”—San Jose Mercury News “It is Aslan’s great gift to see things clearly, and to say them clearly, and in this important new work he offers us a way forward. He is prescriptive and passionate, and his book will make you think.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion

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Beyond Fundamentalism
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Reza Aslan
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-06 - Publisher: Random House

“A very persuasive argument for the best way to counter jihadism” (The Washington Post) from the bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer The wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the
Beyond Fundamentalism
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Reza Aslan
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-06 - Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

“A very persuasive argument for the best way to counter jihadism” (The Washington Post) from the bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer The wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the
Beyond Fundamentalism
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Daniel B. Stevick
Categories: Evangelicalism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1964 - Publisher:

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Beyond Creed
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Stephen Rose
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-08 - Publisher: iUniverse

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Fundamentalism or Tradition
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Aristotle Papanikolaou, George E. Demacopoulos
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-05 - Publisher: Fordham University Press

Traditional, secular, and fundamentalist—all three categories are contested, yet in their contestation they shape our sensibilities and are mutually implicated, the one with the others. This interplay brings to the foreground more than ever the question of what it means to think and live as Tradition. The Orthodox theologians of