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The Resource The battle for God, Karen Armstrong

The battle for God, Karen Armstrong

Label
The battle for God
Title
The battle for God
Statement of responsibility
Karen Armstrong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Battle for God, Karen Armstrong shows us how and why fundamentalist groups came into existence and what they yearn to accomplish." "We see the West in the sixteenth century beginning to create an entirely new kind of civilization, which brought in its wake change in every aspect of life - often painful and violent, even if liberating. Armstrong argues that one of the things that changed most was religion. People could no longer think about or experience the divine in the same why; they had to develop new forms of faith to fit their new circumstances." "Armstrong characterizes fundamentalism as one of these new ways of being religious that have emerged in every major faith tradition. She examines the ways in which these movements, while not monolithic, have each sprung from a dread of modernityoften in response to assault (sometimes unwitting, sometimes intentional) by the mainstream society." "Armstrong sees fundamentalist groups as complex, innovative, and modern - rather than as throwbacks to the past - but contends that they have failed in religious terms. Maintaining that fundamentalism often exists in symbiotic relationship with an aggressive modernity, each impelling the other on to greater excess, she suggests compassion as a way to defuse what is now an intensifying conflict."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Armstrong, Karen
Dewey number
200/.9
Index
index present
LC call number
BL238
LC item number
.A76 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Église catholique
  • Religious fundamentalism
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Fundamentalism
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Church history
  • Islam
  • Judaïsme orthodoxe
  • Intégrisme islamique
  • Fondamentalisme (Protestantisme)
  • Judaïsme
  • Islam
  • Fundamentalism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Religious fundamentalism
  • Israel
  • Fundamentalisme
  • Islam
  • Christentum
  • Fundamentalismus
  • Judentum
Label
The battle for God, Karen Armstrong
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-424) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Counterculture (1925-60)
  • Mobilization (1960-74)
  • The offensive (1974-79)
  • Defeat? (1979-99)
  • The old world and the new
  • Jews : the precursors (1492-1700)
  • Muslims : the conservative spirit (1492-1799)
  • Christians : brave new world (1492-1870)
  • Jews and Muslims modernize (1700-1870)
  • Fundamentalism
  • Battle lines (1870-1900)
  • Fundamentals (1900-25)
Control code
ocm41606262
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 442 pages
Isbn
9780679435976
Lccn
99034022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o41606262
  • (OCoLC)41606262
Label
The battle for God, Karen Armstrong
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-424) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Counterculture (1925-60)
  • Mobilization (1960-74)
  • The offensive (1974-79)
  • Defeat? (1979-99)
  • The old world and the new
  • Jews : the precursors (1492-1700)
  • Muslims : the conservative spirit (1492-1799)
  • Christians : brave new world (1492-1870)
  • Jews and Muslims modernize (1700-1870)
  • Fundamentalism
  • Battle lines (1870-1900)
  • Fundamentals (1900-25)
Control code
ocm41606262
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 442 pages
Isbn
9780679435976
Lccn
99034022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o41606262
  • (OCoLC)41606262

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