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The Concept of Fundamentalism

Professor Parekh acknowledges that many in the West, feeling threatened by the rise of fundamentalist movements, dismiss them as irrational and atavistic.

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Author(s)
Bhikhu Parekh
ISBN
9780948833564
Pages
48
Price
£7.99
Classification
Religion, History, Sociology
Setting
Date published
1 Apr 1992

He insists, though, that we analyse them rationally and brings rigour and clarity to the discussion of the concept of religious fundamentalism and cautions against the unrestricted use of this concept to describe a wide range of contemporary religious phenomena. He argues that lumping fundamentalism together with religious conservatism, revivalism and ultra-orthdoxy fails to distinguish its particular modern character.

Bhikhu Parekh was educated at the Universities of Bombay and London. He is a member of the UK House of Lords and was chair of the Runnymede Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain.

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Bhikhu Parekh

Bhikhu Parekh was educated at the Universities of Bombay and London. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences. He is a member of the UK House of Lords and was chair of the Runnymede Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, whose report, The Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain was published in 2000. He is vice-chairman of the Gandhi Foundation and a member of the National Commission on Equal Opportunity.

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