Beyond Fundamentalism

... new 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

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679604243

Page: 240

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“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

Beyond Islamic Fundamentalism

One scholar has observed that " fundamentalists may over throw a government ,
but they cannot abolish the state ... Muslims have to go beyond Islamic
fundamentalism and embrace a new paradigm of Iman which results in Amal . 8
This If the ...

Beyond Islamic Fundamentalism

Author: Asaf Hussain

Publisher:

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Page: 163

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Beyond Nationalist Frames

Reflections on the practice of history and contemporary politics by one of India's most eminent historians.

Beyond Nationalist Frames

Author: Sumit Sarkar

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253342034

Page: 265

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Reflections on the practice of history and contemporary politics by one of India's most eminent historians.

Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism

... Authority and Divine Action,” in Thomas, God's Activity in the World, 181-94;
quotation, 181-82. 25. Thomas Kuhn, The Structure ofScientific Revolutions, 2d
ed. (Chicago: 78 Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism.

Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism

Author: Nancey Murphy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567014495

Page: 180

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American Protestant Christianity is often described as a two-party system divided into liberals and conservatives. This book clarifies differences between the intellectual positions of these two groups by advancing the thesis that the philosophy of the modern period is largely responsible for the polarity of Protestant Christian thought. A second thesis is that the modern philosophical positions driving the division between liberals and conservatives have themselves been called into question. It therefore becomes opportune to ask how theology ought to be done in a postmodern era, and to envision a rapprochement between theologians of the left and right. A concluding chapter speculates specifically on the era now dawning and the likelihood that the compulsion to separate the spectrum into two distinct camps will be precluded by the coexistence of a wide range of theological positions from left to right. Nancey C. Murphy is Associate Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, and the author of Reasoning and Rhetoric in Religion, also published by Trinity Press. Her book Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning earned the American Academy of Religion's Award for Excellence.

Monotheism and Its Complexities

Cf. Christoph Schwöbel, “God's Two Hands: Beyond Fundamentalism and
Spiritualism,” in Word and Spirit: Renewing Christology and Pneumatology in a
Globalizing World, ed. Christoph Schwöbel and Anselm K. Min (Berlin: de Gruyter
, ...

Monotheism and Its Complexities

Author: Lucinda Mosher

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 162616584X

Page: 208

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Conventional wisdom would have it that believing in one God is straightforward; that Muslims are expert at monotheism, but that Christians complicate it, weaken it, or perhaps even abandon it altogether by speaking of the Trinity. In this book, Muslim and Christian scholars challenge that opinion. Examining together scripture texts and theological reflections from both traditions, they show that the oneness of God is taken as axiomatic in both, and also that affirming God's unity has raised complex theological questions for both. The two faiths are not identical, but what divides them is not the number of gods they believe in. The latest volume of proceedings of The Building Bridges Seminar—a gathering of scholar-practitioners of Islam and Christianity that meets annually for the purpose of deep study of scripture and other texts carefully selected for their pertinence to the year’s chosen theme—this book begins with a retrospective on the seminar’s first fifteen years and concludes with an account of deliberations and discussions among participants, thereby providing insight into the model of vigorous and respectful dialogue that characterizes this initiative. Contributors include Richard Bauckham, Sidney Griffith, Christoph Schwöbel, Janet Soskice, Asma Afsaruddin, Maria Dakake, Martin Nguyen, and Sajjad Rizvi. To encourage further dialogical study, the volume includes those scripture passages and other texts on which their essays comment. A unique resource for scholars, students, and professors of Christianity and Islam.

Beyond Creed

Beyond Fundamentalism Where there is no vision peopleperish, it is true. But
sometimes vision comes hard and requires intense debate and a keen
awareness of the traps that have held vision hostage in the past. One of these is
that ...

Beyond Creed

Author: Stephen Rose

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595407781

Page: 192

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"Creedal messianism" is Stephen Rose's original term for the belief system that the church, including original witnesses, created to obscure Jesus' iconoclastic understanding of the gospel. Rose argues that messianism is a cruel virus which eats away at the very essence of selfhood. In Beyond Creed he shows how messianism has hampered the veryprogress Jesus sought to bring about on earth.

Dictionary of Mission

Dictionary of Mission

Author: Karl Müller

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 518

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The product of an international team of theologians, historians, and missiologists, this "Dictionary of Mission" contains more than 100 articles on every essential aspect of Christian world mission, written by noted experts from every part of the globe.

The Fundamentalist Phenomenon

During World War II , fundamentalists promoted successful revivalism , marked
especially by the organization in 1945 of Youth for Christ . ... Daniel B . Stevick ,
Beyond Fundamentalism ( Richmond : John Knox Press , 1964 ) , p . 45 . My
thanks ...

The Fundamentalist Phenomenon

Author: Norman J. Cohen

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN:

Page: 266

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A collection of essays by Jaroslav Pelikan, Richard John Neuhaus, Donald W. Shriver, Jr., Eugene B. Borowitz, Clark H. Pinnock, Preston N. Williams.

Fundamentalism or Tradition

Those who consider the scholarly use of the term fundamentalism today may be
surprised by the careless use of the term in James Barr's two books,
Fundamentalism and Beyond Fundamentalism, although these have been used
as an ...

Fundamentalism or Tradition

Author: Aristotle Papanikolaou

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 0823285812

Page: 272

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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 the twentieth century, in particular, have emphasized Tradition not as a dead letter but as a living presence of the Holy Spirit. But how can we discern Tradition as living discernment from fundamentalism? What does it mean to live in Tradition when surrounded by something like the “secular”? These essays interrogate these mutual implications, beginning from the understanding that whatever secular or fundamentalist may mean, they are not Tradition, which is historical, particularistic, in motion, ambiguous and pluralistic, but simultaneously not relativistic. Contributors: R. Scott Appleby, Nikolaos Asproulis, Brandon Gallaher, Paul J. Griffiths, Vigen Guroian, Dellas Oliver Herbel, Edith M. Humphrey, Slavica Jakelić, Nadieszda Kizenko, Wendy Mayer, Brenna Moore, Graham Ward, Darlene Fozard Weaver

Renewing the Center

Fundamentalism and the New Evangelicalism When the controversies subsided ,
the fundamentalists found themselves divested of control of most major
Protestant ... Daniel B . Stevick , Beyond Fundamentalism ( Richmond , Va . :
John Knox ...

Renewing the Center

Author: Stanley James Grenz

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN:

Page: 384

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The second edition of this important foundatinal text for the emerging church includes a new foreword by Biran McLaren and a new afterword from John Franke updating the book for the contemporary church scene.

Heirs of the Pharisees

CHAPTER 9 Beyond Fundamentalism and Iconoclasm Fundamentalism , that is
the belief in the literal inerrancy of the Scriptures , coupled with a literalist
exegesis , is the distinguishing feature of certain Orthodox sects within modern ...

Heirs of the Pharisees

Author: Jakob Josef Petuchowski

Publisher:

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Page: 199

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Islamic Studies

The treatment of fundamental Islam is longer , thus perhaps justifying the title of
the book that calls for going beyond fundamentalism . The term “ fundamentalism
” has been used uncritically by its opponents as well as by proponents .

Islamic Studies

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Issues of Theological Conflict

For an example of criticism from the left see Daniel B. Stevick , Beyond
Fundamentalism ( Richmond : John Knox , 1964 ) , who consistently chides
neoevangelicalism for not really moving beyond fundamentalism . Robert P.
Lightner , however ...

Issues of Theological Conflict

Author: Richard J. Coleman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780802831859

Page: 282

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Crozer Quarterly

Beyond Fundamentalism and Modernism . The Gospel of God . GEORGE W .
RICHARDS , D . D . , LL . D . New York : Charles Scribner ' s Sons , 1934 . Pp . xiv
, 333 . $ 2 . 00 . PRESIDENT RICHARDS of the Theological Seminary of the ...

Crozer Quarterly

Author: Edward B. Pollard

Publisher:

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Includes section "Book reviews."

Theology in Turmoil

... Norman F . Furniss , The Fundamentalist Controversy , 1918 – 1931 , New
Haven : Yale U . P . , 1954 ; Louis Gasper , The Fundamentalist Movement , The
Hague : Mouton , 1963 ; Daniel B . Stevick , Beyond Fundamentalism , Richmond
Va ...

Theology in Turmoil

Author: Alan P. F. Sell

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group (MI)

ISBN: 9780801082467

Page: 199

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