Synopses & Reviews
Fundamentalism fuses religion and politics, and in this compelling book Johannes J.G. Jansen describes and analyzes from original Arabic sources the Islamic incarnation of such a fusion. He offers comparisons with millenarian and revivalist movements in other religious traditions to suggest a basic structural similarity in fundamentalism of different creeds. Fundamentalism rejects a core belief of modernity--the separation of religion and politics--and so, according to Jansen, always has an antimodern or reactionary basis.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-191) and index.