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By Sathianathan Clarke

ISBN-10: 066425988X

ISBN-13: 9780664259884

Why do definite teams and participants search to do damage within the identify of God? whereas experiences frequently declare to carry the major to this scary phenomenon, they seldom account for the an important position that non secular conviction performs, not only in radical Islam, but in addition within the fundamentalist branches of the world's different biggest religions: Christianity and Hinduism. because the first e-book to check violent extremism in all 3 religions jointly, Competing Fundamentalisms attracts on reviews in sociology, psychology, tradition, and economics—while targeting the principal function of spiritual ideas—to paint a richer portrait of this powerful strength in smooth existence. Clarke argues that the forces of globalization gas the aggression of those activities to provide the competing characteristic of non secular fundamentalisms, that have extra in universal with their opposite numbers throughout spiritual strains than they do with the contributors in their personal religions. He proposes how one can deescalate non secular violence within the provider of peacemaking. Readers will achieve vital insights into how violent spiritual fundamentalism works within the world's 3 biggest religions and study new concepts for selling peace within the context of up to date interreligious conflict.

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