The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity

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One of her major characters was a young Roman legionnaire who is inducted into the cult of Mithras, so I already knew of the existence of the mystery cults when I read the following passage: The mystery cults emphasized individual religious experience and a personal, emotional, and intimate contact with the deity. The only sinners on this earth are those buying into the Bible's attempt to explain human failure. He takes the view that the New Testament was written to bring believers together during a time of moral collapse and political oppression (first century Jewish Palestine), and that as such, it is "history's most successful psychological manipulation, achieving with uncanny facility what motivational researchers and psychological warfare experts can only dream about... having long outlived its original purpose."

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On the Edge

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The writer of Ecclesiastes (most likely Solomon) is writing in the context of his own lifetime. There is only one verse in the Qur'an that contains a phrase related to suicide: "O you who believe! There are numerous scholars and perspectives that put forth empirical evidence, therefore it becomes harder for individuals to identify themselves solely to one perspective. Compare and contrast Jewish, Christian and Islamic Fundamentalism. But in reality, crisis is the permanent state of water affairs in the Golden State - by design, because our institutions keep it that way.

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Schizophrenic Christianity:: How Christian Fundamentalism

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How irresponsible is it to feel you are helping the poor when you give your contribution to the collection box while at the same time you condone the theft of corporate America? Here confronting what even it must see as image and metaphor, literalism performs the only operation that makes sense to it. Fundamentalism is incompatible with Christianity. Let us open our Bibles at random. “Thus saith the Lord God; Thou shalt drink of thy sister’s cup deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it containeth much.

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Trial of the Witnesses: The Rise and Decline of Postliberal

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I can tell you from experience that A Beka (and Bob Jones University Press) are stridently against modernism in all its forms. (I'm assuming they're against post-modernism, too, but you have to understand that the opinions and perspectives this sort of Christian fundamentalism has about society and culture were formed between the late 1920s and early 1970s and, because of this, the culture wars that they are fighting often come across as confusingly antiquated. Leadership moved across the years from such men as AT Pierson, AJ Gordon, and CI Scofield to AC Dixon and Reuben Torrey, William Jennings Bryan, and J Gresham Machen.

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The Supernatural Fruit of the Holy Spirit Study Guide

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Now, it might appear that post-traditional fundamentalism precisely tries to reinstate fixed identities and theocratic hierarchies. Jonny Scaramanga, 27, who went through the ACE programme as a child, but now campaigns against Christian fundamentalism, said the Nessie claim was presented as "evidence that evolution couldn't have happened. In a totalitarian government, religion can be put aside on certain issues.... [tags: Religion, Beliefs, Conservatism] Mountain Against the Sea - In Mountain against the Sea (2009), Salim Tamari investigates dichotomies that exist within the historical memory of Palestinian “modernity” prior to and during Zionist and British influences and how this has contributed to the separation from the social changes that were taking place in Ottoman Palestine at the turn of the twentieth century.

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The Evangelical Heritage: A Study in Historical Theology

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The lack of a peace settlement, the continuing expansion of Jewish settlements in occupied lands, the status of the Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem -- the third most sacred spot in Islam -- and the status of the Muslim section of the city of Jerusalem are major flash points. 6 Another stressor is the presence of American troops in Saudi-Arabia; this is seen by many radical Fundamentalist Muslims as a desecration of holy ground. Tarrow Sidney, Power in Movement: Social Movements, Collective Action and Politics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994, pp. 86-89; Eisinger Peter K., The Conditions of Protest Behavior in American Cities, The American Political Science Review, Vol. 67, No. 1, 1973, pp. 11 28. 18.

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The Roots of Christian Fanaticism: (The Causes and

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The author discusses some of the major science versus religion "conflicts," such as Galileo Galilei's trial and Charles Darwin's publications. But attributing every problem to religious fundamentalism does not do justice to the complexity of the issues involved, to fundamentalists or even to religion in general. These changes result from an increased capacity to integrate experiences and lead to a shift in primary concern from the survival of the self to a concern for the object upon which the individual depends.

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Killing for Life: The Apocalyptic Narrative of Pro-Life

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The Family always has a certain number of politicians who are associated with it who can go on to higher things. It exists in the increasing identification of mainstream fundamentalism with its more radical components, particularly the anti-abortion and anti-gay rights extremists. Many of Serra’s fiercest critics are individuals actively engaged in efforts to heal Indian society by recovering and honoring the traditional ways that bound tribes together for centuries.

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Resurrecting Christianity-Rising to the Challenges of a

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The symbol of their terror was a burning cross � a fitting representation of perverted religiousity. First of all, it is undeniable that all the movements analyzed have played a prominent role in their political systems. Yet if I was to insist that Harry Potter must be real simply because his books say he is, people would correctly assume that I wasn't too bright. In contrast to Paul, Christ rarely concerned himself with sexual mores, he was far more concerned with fighting oppression.

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The Future of Liberal Theology

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The word "holy" refers to being "set apart," or "separate" from everything that might defile. Christianity is anti-intellectual, anti-scientific. The Obin Commission and the issue of the veil in school “fed the rise of Muslim radicalism, which has now become the dominant creed of the young in the French ghettos.” p.30. In reality, though, religious doctrine means little to Fundamentalists except as a means of distinguishing "Us" from "Them". In the cases of both McVeigh and Rudolph, there were accomplices to their crimes.

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