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The Battle for God (2000)

par Karen Armstrong

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"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.… (plus d'informations)
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  Deborama | Jun 24, 2020 |
"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."
  PAFM | Dec 4, 2019 |
Karen Armstrong is an author who keeps the reader reminded that objectivity is necessary. In the political interplay from 2000 to date, that objectivity has become highly needed. Understanding that all the religions have the same focus should keep the wars at a minimum.
  Elizabeth80 | Oct 19, 2019 |
LOS ORÍGENES DEL FUNDAMENTALISMO
EN EL JUDAISMO, EL CRISTIANISMO
Y EL ISLAM

El fundamentalismo constituye el fenómeno
religioso más alarmante de nuestro tiempo.
Presentado, a menudo, como un bálsamo
contra el vacio espiritual que el progreso
ha provocado en las sociedades laicas,
su extraordinaria potencia destructiva
y su progresivo incremento nos exigen
una cuidadosa reflexión.
  FundacionRosacruz | Oct 2, 2019 |
History, geographic treatment, biography > Religion > Religion > Religion
  FHQuakers | Feb 12, 2018 |
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One of the most startling developments of the late twentieth century has been the emergence within every major religious tradition of a militant piety popularly known as "fundamentalism." (Introduction)
In 1492, three very important things happened in Spain.
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"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.

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