The fundamentals of extremism

the Christian right in America

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Author: Kimberley Blaker

Publisher: New Boston Books Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

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"The politics, educational policies, and social values perpetuated by Christian fundamentalists are exposed in this critical perspective on the religious rights role in American society. Statistics and studies of the movement are offered that provide insight into the causes and characteristics of fundamentalism and its effects on minority groups including women, children, African Americans, gays, and lesbians. Essays from a variety of authors consider the path to theocracy, the effect of the theology of inerrancy on politics, and the state of fundamentalism in the United States after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks."

Restructuring Capitalism

Materialism and Spiritualism in Business

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Author: Rogene Buchholz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 135179521X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 572

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The main theme of this book is that, within contemporary capitalist societies a materialist outlook informed by science has triumphed creating the lack of a spiritual dimension to give meaning and purpose to the activities that are necessary for a capitalist society to function effectively. Capitalist societies are in trouble and need to be restructured to provide for the material needs of all the people who work within the system, not just the one percent, but because of the lack of a spiritual connection with each other and with nature this is not likely to happen. It has been said that society and the organizations within treat one another as objects to be manipulated in the interests of promoting economic growth and treat nature as an object to be exploited for the same purpose. This way of treating each other, and nature, is consistent with the way a capitalist system has worked in the past and was supposed to enable it to function efficiently to provide a fulfilling and enriched life for all its adherents through growth of the economy. However, as capitalist societies have become dysfunctional they will need a different kind of orientation to continue in existence. Restructuring Capitalism: Materialism and Spiritualism in Business argues that what is needed is a new sense of a spiritualization of the self and its relation to others and to the establishment of a spiritual connection with nature in order for capitalism to be restructured to work for everyone and for the society as a whole.

The Future of Interfaith Dialogue

Muslim-Christian Encounters through A Common Word

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Author: Yazid Said,Lejla Demiri

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110713434X

Category: Religion

Page: 358

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Provides insightful discussions of the exegetic and discursive process begun by the open letter A Common Word Between Us and You.

Democracy Gone

A Chronicle of the Last Chapters of the Great American Democratic Experiment

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Author: Robert P. Abele

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761846751

Category: Political Science

Page: 330

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This book argues that the last eight years in particular have shown us that our democracy has largely evaporated, leaving behind only an exoskeleton that was once its original vertebrae of ends and principles. It is critical to our form of democracy in the U.S. that citizens become active participants.

Reformiert euch!

Warum der Islam sich ändern muss

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Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641174627

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Das wichtigste Buch zur Islam-Debatte: Ayaan Hirsi Ali und ihr Plädoyer für eine Reformation des Islam Ihre eigene Biographie und intime Kenntnis der islamischen Gesellschaften und Kultur sowie ihre Forschungen machen Ayaan Hirsi Ali zu einer der wichtigsten Stimmen in der Debatte über den Islam. Ihr neues, von Optimismus getragenes Buch, an dem sie seit Jahren arbeitet, kommt im richtigen Moment: Es nimmt die Terroranschläge in Paris zum Ausgangspunkt, bietet fundierte Einordnung und Hintergründe, vor allem aber bezieht Hirsi Ali klar Stellung: gegen einen erstarrten Islam und dessen Tolerierung durch den Westen. Und für eine Reformation ihrer Religion durch die Muslime, die sie bereits auf dem Weg sieht.

In Freedom We Trust

An Atheist Guide to Religious Liberty

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Author: Edward M. Buckner,Michael E. Buckner

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616146451

Category: Religion

Page: 281

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Opponents attack the president of the United States for not being a real Christian. Bitter arguments erupt over whether the United States is or should be a Christian nation. Sound familiar? These contentious issues are not just recent developments but were also the topics of fierce debate in the late eighteenth century. Like President Obama today, President Thomas Jefferson had to contend with accusations that his religious convictions were questionable. Against complaints that the writers of the Constitution did not invoke God, John Adams replied, "It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods." This book covers these and other related issues from the two-centuries-long debate over religion and secularism in America. Taking an unabashedly atheistic point of view, the father-and-son authors argue that everyone--from evangelical Christian to ardent atheist--needs a secular America and separation of church and state. They examine the decidedly unchristian roots of the Fourth of July, the important difference between "tolerance" and "toleration," the misleading confusions related to the difference between "public" and "governmental," the value of secular schooling, the erroneous contention that atheism is equivalent to immorality and therefore dangerous, and a host of other contemporary and historical topics. With a list of key dates related to the history of secular America, notes, bibliography, and glossary, In Freedom We Trust offers important facts and arguments for secular humanists and anyone with an interest in freedom of conscience. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Das Evangelium des fliegenden Spaghettimonsters

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Author: Bobby Henderson

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641182220

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Am Anfang war die Nudel – und Bobby Henderson ist ihr Prophet Eine fulminante Satire über religiösen Dogmatismus und die Evolutionstheorie. Zahllose Menschen sind überzeugt zu wissen, wer die Welt erschuf und unsere Geschicke lenkt: Es ist das Fliegende Spaghettimonster. Die Glaubenssätze seiner Anhänger sind klar und überzeugend: Der Pastafarianismus steht für alles, was gut ist. Was lehnt er ab? Alles, was nicht gut ist. Und es ist ein Glaube, der sich im Einklang mit der Wissenschaft befindet. Ob Evolution, Schwerkraft oder globale Erwärmung – das vorliegende Evangelium hält für alles eine bestechend logische Erklärung bereit.

Glaube - Wahrheit - Toleranz

das Christentum und die Weltreligionen

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Author: Pope Benedict XVI

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451281105

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 220

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Kardinal Ratzingers in gewohnt intellektueller Brillanz verfasste Analyse wird kontroverse Reaktionen hervorrufen. Sein Appell, Andersglaubende zu achten, ohne das eigene Selbstverstaendnis vorschnell aufzugeben, ist eine unbequeme, aber weiterfuehrende Wortmeldung in einer notwendigen Diskussion.

Christian Fundamentalism and the Culture of Disenchantment

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Author: Paul Maltby

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813933447

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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Within the familiar clash of religious conservatism and secular liberalism Paul Maltby finds a deeper discord: an antipathy between Christian fundamentalism and the postmodern culture of disenchantment. Arguing that each camp represents the poles of America's virulent culture wars, he shows how the cultural identity, lifestyle, and political commitments of many Americans match either the fundamentalist profile of one who cleaves to metaphysical and authoritarian beliefs or the postmodern profile of one who is disposed to critical inquiry and radical-democratic values. Maltby offers a critique that operates in both directions. His use of the resources of postmodern theory to contest fundamentalism's doctrinal claims, ultra-right politics, anti-environmentalism, and conservative aesthetics informs his engagement with contemporary fundamentalist painting, spiritual warfare fiction, dominionist attitudes to nature, and a profoundly undemocratic interpretation of Christianity. At the same time, Maltby identifies some of fundamentalism’s legitimate spiritual concerns, assesses the cost of perpetual critique, and exposes the deficit of spiritual meaning that haunts the culture of disenchantment.

Der Fundamentalist, der keiner sein wollte

Roman

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Author: Mohsin Hamid

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189831

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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Lahore. In einem Café sitzen sich ein mitteilsamer Pakistani und ein zurückhaltender Amerikaner gegenüber. Als langsam die Nacht über die Stadt hereinbricht, enthüllt der Pakistani immer mehr Details seiner Lebensgeschichte. Changez heißt er, und er erzählt, wie er als junger, ehrgeiziger Gaststudent nach Princeton kommt. Als Vorzeigestudent wird er nach seinem Abschluss sofort von einer Elite-Firma engagiert. Er stürzt sich ins pulsierende Leben New Yorks, erhält durch seine reiche Freundin Erica Zugang zu Manhattans High Society und wähnt sich auf der Seite der Gewinner. Aber nach dem 11. September fällt sein amerikanischer Traum vom unaufhaltsamen Aufstieg langsam in sich zusammen. Plötzlich erscheint Changez die Bindung an seine Heimat wichtiger als Geld, Macht und Erfolg. All dies berichtet der Pakistani dem Amerikaner, dessen Motivation an dem Gespräch im Dunkeln bleibt. Allein im Spiegel des Erzählers zeichnet sich ab, dass der grausame Höhepunkt der Geschichte kurz bevorsteht.

Love, Henri

Unveröffentlichte Briefe über Freundschaft, den Glauben und ein spirituelles Leben.

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Author: Henri Nouwen

Publisher: adeo

ISBN: 3863347838

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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Henri Nouwen, der holländische Theologe und Psychologe, war Professor an Amerikas Elite-Universitäten "Yale" und "Harvard", gab seine Hochschulkarriere auf, um ein neues Leben zu beginnen und es fortan mit Menschen mit einer Behinderung zu teilen. Seine Ratgeber erreichten Millionenauflagen und Nouwen wurde zu einem der einflussreichsten spirituellen Lehrer des 20. Jahrhunderts. Im Laufe seines Lebens hat er Tausende von Briefen geschrieben. Oft beendete er sie mit einem liebevollen Gruß: "Love, Henri". In diesem Buch finden sich 200 seiner schönsten, bisher unveröffentlichten Briefe. Sie geben tiefe Einblicke in sein Alltags- und Glaubensleben. Henri Nouwen glaubte fest daran, dass Zuwendung, Zuspruch und Hingabe Menschen helfen können. So werden seine Briefe sicherlich vielen Trost und Zuversicht spenden.

Die Reformation der Rechte

Recht, Religion und Menschenrechte im frühen Calvinismus

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Author: John Witte Jr.

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3788728345

Category: Religion

Page: 422

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Johannes Calvin entwickelte ein neues Verständnis von Rechten und Freiheiten, von Kirche und Staat, das das Rechtssystem der frühen protestantischen Staaten formte. Seine Lehren, die sich schnell in Westeuropa ausbreiteten, wurden immer wieder durch große Krisen herausgefordert: die französischen Religionskriege, die niederländische Revolte, die englische Revolution, die amerikanische Kolonisation und Revolution. In solchen Krisen waren es Anhänger Calvins, die sein Denken aktualisierten und der neuen Situation anpassten. Eine Reihe grundlegender westlicher Auffassungen von Religion und politischen Rechten, sozialem und konfessionellem Pluralismus, Föderalismus und Gesellschaftsvertrag haben im frühmodernen Calvinismus ihren Ursprung.

Mord im Auftrag Gottes

eine Reportage über religiösen Fundamentalismus

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Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492242769

Category:

Page: 478

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24. Juli 1984, USA: Allen Lafferty findet seine Frau bestialisch ermordet auf dem Küchenfußboden. Seine Tochter liegt in ihrem Kinderbettchen - auch sie ist tot. Die Mörder glaubten, sie handelten im Auftrag von Gott. Warum? Eine alarmierende Reportage über religiösen Fundamentalismus von Jon Krakauer, Autor des Bestsellers >In eisige Höhen. Eine große Reportage über die nahezu unglaubliche Geschichte und Gegenwart einer fundamentalistischen Bewegung im Herzen des aufgeklärten Westens.

La fe

Qué creen los cristianos, por qué lo creen, y por qué es importante

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Author: Charles W. Colson,Harold Fickett

Publisher: Vida

ISBN: 0829781501

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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En este poderoso libro, Chuck Colson y Harold Fickett identifican las dos grandes amenazas contemporáneas del cristianismo: antiteísmo e islamismo radical; y un tercer desafío: los creyentes que ya no entienden su fe o las verdades bíblicas sobre la que se levanta.

Guaranteed Pure

The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism

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Author: Timothy Gloege

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469621029

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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American evangelicalism has long walked hand in hand with modern consumer capitalism. Timothy Gloege shows us why, through an engaging story about God and big business at the Moody Bible Institute. Founded in Chicago by shoe-salesman-turned-revivalist Dwight Lyman Moody in 1889, the institute became a center of fundamentalism under the guidance of the innovative promoter and president of Quaker Oats, Henry Crowell. Gloege explores the framework for understanding humanity shared by these business and evangelical leaders, whose perspectives clearly differed from those underlying modern scientific theories. At the core of their "corporate evangelical" framework was a modern individualism understood primarily in terms of economic relations. Conservative evangelicalism and modern business grew symbiotically, transforming the ways that Americans worshipped, worked, and consumed. Gilded Age evangelicals initially understood themselves primarily as new "Christian workers--employees of God guided by their divine contract, the Bible. But when these ideas were put to revolutionary ends by Populists, corporate evangelicals reimagined themselves as savvy religious consumers and reformulated their beliefs. Their consumer-oriented "orthodoxy" displaced traditional creeds and undermined denominational authority, forever altering the American religious landscape. Guaranteed pure of both liberal theology and Populist excesses, this was a new form of old-time religion not simply compatible with modern consumer capitalism but uniquely dependent on it.

Das Gebet des Jabez

Durchbruch zu einem gesegneten Leben / [aus dem Amerikan. übers. von Jens Uhder]. Hauptbd.

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Author: Bruce Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894377656

Category: Bible

Page: 90

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Islam and the Arab Awakening

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Author: Tariq Ramadan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019997702X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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One of the most important developments in the modern history of the Middle East, the so-called Arab Spring began in Tunisia in December 2010, bringing down dictators, sparking a civil war in Libya, and igniting a bloody uprising in Syria. Its long-term repercussions in Egypt and elsewhere remain unclear. Now one of the world's leading Islamic thinkers examines and explains it, in this searching, provocative, and necessary book. Time Magazine named Tariq Ramadan one of the most important innovators of the twenty-first century. A Muslim intellectual and prolific author, he has won global renown for his reflections on Islam and the contemporary challenges in both the Muslim majority societies and the West. In Islam and the Arab Awakening, he explores the uprisings, offering rare insight into their origin, significance, and possible futures. As early as 2003, he writes, there had been talk of democratization in the Middle East and North Africa. The U.S. government and private organizations set up networks and provided training for young leaders, especially in the use of the Internet and social media, and the West abandoned its unconditional support of authoritarian governments. But the West did not create the uprisings. Indeed, one lesson Ramadan presents is that these mass movements and their consequences cannot be totally controlled. Something irreversible has taken place: dictators have been overthrown without weapons. But, he writes, democratic processes are only beginning to emerge, and unanswered questions remain. What role will religion play? How should Islamic principles and goals be rethought? Can a sterile, polarizing debate between Islamism and secularism be avoided? Avoiding both naive confidence and conspiratorial paranoia, Ramadan voices a tentative optimism. If a true civil society can be established, he argues, this moment's fragile hope will live.