Fundamentalism, Politics, and the Law
Mark J. Rozell, Marci A. Hamilton,
English | ISBN: 0230110630 | 2011 | PDF | 268 pages | 3,7 MB
During the past decade, the growing intensity of fundamentalist movements has ignited increasingly heated debates and controversies over the role of religion in modern societies. Until 9/11, most debates in the modern United States over the intersection of religion, politics, and society had focused on the rise and influence of the fundamentalist Protestant-led Christian Right.
But after that tragic day, fundamentalist religious beliefs commanded even more attention, though this time Islamic. describes and analyzes the role of religious fundamentalist beliefs in the modern political world. Comprised of studies by leading scholars in law, political science, sociology and religion, this volume is organized around two major topics: the first examines the rise and the enduring influence of the Christian Right in U.S. politics and policy. The second focuses on the clash between fundamentalist practices in various religious traditions and societal norms and the law.