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The fundamentalist mind

Stephen Larsen

The fundamentalist mind

how polarized thinking imperils us all

by Stephen Larsen

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Published by Quest Books in Wheaton, IL .
Written in English


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StatementStephen Larsen.
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LC ClassificationsBL
The Physical Object
Pagination248 p. :
Number of Pages248
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Open LibraryOL22770295M
ISBN 109780835608503

Throughout The Reluctant Fundamentalist, beginning on the first page, Hamid, the author, shows how people judge one another based on their clothing, their skin color, and their forms of racism shape Changez and his impressions of the United States. Although Changez’s friends at Princeton treat him respectfully, they’re aware that he is an outsider in the United States. The Fundamentalist is the name of a super villian that was used in flash animation of the MC Hawking song "What we need more of is Science." He speaks just like a Televangelist and creates a ray-gun to turn scientists into actual sheep only to be defeated by the Unique powers and skills of Dr. Astro. Moth Smoke, his first novel, was a Betty Trask Award winner, PEN/ Hemingway Award finalist, and New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His second, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a bestseller in the United States and abroad, was also short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. A person who takes their religion so literally and to such extremes that they contradict the very basis of their faith. They typically believe in a literal, verbatim interpretation of their scripture. They also have ridiculous, childish defenses to intelligent criticism of their beliefs that border on insanity. The level of hypocrisy and stupidity most of these people exhibit is truly profound.


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Out of 5 The fundamentalist mind book The Fundamentalist Mind. Reviewed in The fundamentalist mind book United States on Novem This highly readable book presents to those skeptics among us who love our religions a priceless understanding of our beliefs, ourselves and others.

Stephen Larsen writes with great respect for faith,and appreciation for the divine/5(5). The Fundamentalist Mind book. Read reviews from The fundamentalist mind book largest community for readers. We are all fundamentalists whether we acknowledge it or not.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Fundamentalist Mind: How Polarized Thinking Imperils Us All/5(5). Then again, there never was much reasonableness in the fundamentalist mind. Abortion, of course, would take several posts in and of itself, as it is a complex matter even for progressives.

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by Stephen Larsen. We are all fundamentalists whether we acknowledge it or not. We were born into a world of myth and metaphor and have come to internalize the stories we were told as children as the literal interpretations of much greater and deeply symbolic lessons.

"Fundamentalist" has been used pejoratively to refer to philosophies perceived as literal-minded or carrying a pretense of being the sole source of objective truth, regardless of whether it is usually called a instance, the Archbishop of Wales has criticized "atheistic fundamentalism" broadly and said "Any kind of fundamentalism, be it Biblical, atheistic or Islamic, is dangerous".

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a "metafictional" novel by Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid, published in The novel uses the technique of a frame story, which takes place during the course of a single evening in an outdoor Lahore cafe, where a bearded Pakistani man called Changez tells a nervous American stranger about his love affair with an American woman, and his eventual abandonment of Author: Mohsin Hamid.

— Reference & Research Book News August "Mercer is a former fundamentalist Christian who has been 'born again' as a competent theologian and university professor of religion. When he realized what he had been through and how hard it had been to break free, he became fascinated by the fundamentalist mind.

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist: a Novel by Mohsin Hamid, Harcourt Inc,pp. Irfan Khawaja I. Since 9/11, Americans have desperately wanted, or at least have claimed to want, to understand the workings of ‘the Islamic fundamentalist mind.’ Nothing seems more inscrutable to them than the sense that someone out there could so dislike.

In the first two parts of The Fundamentalist Mindset, Strozier et al. set out to define said mindset and understand the motivations behind fundamentalist violence. The book starts out sensibly enough with the various definitions for fundamentalism, and the authors ultimately argue that dualistic thinking and paranoia are central to the /5.

The Fundamentalist Mindset Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History Edited by Charles B. Strozier, David The fundamentalist mind book. Terman, and James W. Jones With Katherine A.

Boyd. Examines fundamentalism from a psychoanalytic perspective; Addresses contexts as varied as the American experience, Al-Qaeda, the French Revolution, and the Nazis. The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History () by Charles B.

Strozier, editor, James W. Jones, editor & David M. Terman, editor Hear about sales, receive special offers & : When a fundamentalist ideology inhabits a host brain, the organism’s mind is no longer fully in control. The ideology is controlling its behavior and reasoning processes to propagate itself and.

The fundamentalist mind, closed off from discourse by its own certitude can only project itself upon the global stage in the way demanded by inner psychological necessity. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid pp, Hamish Hamilton, £ The janissaries of the Ottoman empire were captured Christian.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist reminds me how important books are. This book is even more significant now than it was when first published in Books challenge stagnant patterns of thought and open up different points of view.

Perhaps that’s why totalitarian leaders don’t like them/5(1K). Charles Attempts to Understand the Fundamentalist Mind. Bruce Gerencser August 5, 9 Comments. Whenever a fundie wants to banish a book from the public library, ban a movie, or whatever, the excuse is always something along the lines of: “Well, I’m afraid this book (or this movie) is going to teach people wrong things about.

The book dwells too heavily on the history and doctrine of fundamentalist Christianity. Especially those who are already fairly familiar with fundamentalist religious movements may find that the first pages are the least useful, that they limit the more helpful sections, and that the remaining pages could have benefited from deeper and.

Christian fundamentalism, movement in American Protestantism that arose in the late 19th century in reaction to theological modernism, which aimed to revise traditional Christian beliefs to accommodate new developments in the natural and social sciences, especially the theory of biological keeping with traditional Christian doctrines concerning biblical interpretation, the mission.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist raises many questions but, happily, leaves the reader to answer almost all of them for his or herself. This superbly written, gripping tale is a shoe-in for book clubs and all who enjoy being intellectually challenged by their reading matter continued.

Full Review ( words). The Reluctant Fundamentalist, to me, is a novel we should read, or reread, in as much as in While hardly the only novel to address 9/11, terrorism, and religious tensions, it is certainly one of the most accessible books to do : Gabrielle Bellot.

Stephen Larsen has, in great width, approached fundamentalist thinking at its roots. This is an inspired work. Anyone who reads this book will benefit from this wealth of knowledge. —David Lindorff, author, Pauli & Jung: The Meeting of Two Great Minds.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid – review An alienated Pakistani tells his life story to an American stranger in Mohsin Hamid's mesmerising second novel Andrew Anthony. 9 Eternal Warfare: Violence on the Mind of American Apocalyptic Christianity James W.

Jones 10 Opening the Seven Seals of Fundamentalism Charles B. Strozier 11 The Unsettling of the Fundamentalist Mindset: Shifts in Apocalyptic Belief in Contemporary Conservative Christianity Lee Quinby Part IV: Global and Historical Contexts Price: $   Download The Reluctant Fundamentalist PDF by Mohsin Hamid published on 3rd April At a bistro table in Lahore, a hairy Pakistani man chats with an uneasy American outsider.

As sunset develops tonight, he starts the story that has carried them to this game-changing experience. First, I just want to say that we're going to have on tonight Dr. Stephen Larsen, who is the author of The Fundamentalist Mind.

That book got a gold medal as book of the year in the psychology. Colleges, universities, and seminaries do more than just transfer knowledge to students. They sell themselves as experiences that transform young people in unique ways.

The conservative evangelical Protestant network of higher education has been no different. In the twentieth century, when higher education sometimes seemed to focus on sports, science, and social excess, conservative. The Reluctant Fundamentalist turns out to be quite a page-turner—a political thriller that builds to a memorable, and memorably climactic, conclusion.

What exactly happens at the end of the novel. What clues or moments of foreshadowing tipped you off as to how the book would end. Why does Changez tell this stranger his story. The Fundamentalist Mind. Following the controversy over the Kentucky county clerk going to jail for refusing to follow the law and issue marriage licenses to gay couples, it seemed like a good.

Get this from a library. Slaves to faith: a therapist looks inside the fundamentalist mind. [Calvin R Mercer; Martin E Marty] -- As Dr. Mercer posits, the fundamentalist is fundamentally driven by anxiety layered over a fragile sense of self-identity constructed upon a system of beliefs that is.

The mind of the fundamentalist (streaming RealAudio) is an hour-long radio show featuring excerpts from talks given at a psychoanalytic psychotherapy conference in Sydney.

Three speakers discuss experiences with fundamentalists, and driving factors behind their beliefs. It includes an amazing first-hand account of fundamentalist terrorism by a journalist whos plane was hijacked, and.

Well, in my mind, if they adapt the Bible to their own misguided sense of morality and use it to codify sexism, homophobia and other problematic positions, then they would still qualify in my books as fundamentalist, even if the direction of causality is open for debate.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is about the twisted, self-righteous, simplistic, and self-serving political path that Changez adopts. He isn’t a “reluctant” fundamentalist. Rather, he is a fairly deliberate and self-deluding one.

MISPLACED HAUTEUR. Changez feels betrayed by America in the aftermath of 9/ But for Catholics, the fundamentalist puts the Bible in place of the Church as his "paper pope." Instead of a living teacher (the Church) with a book (the Bible), the fundamentalist has only a book.

Fundamentalists believe that the Bible authorizes the Church. The other meaning of “fundamentalist” refers to Changez’s prior life in the states, where, as a young man, he was paid big bucks to fix broken companies, coolly evaluating — and, if.

The fundamentalist religious mind-set, whether Muslim or Christian have no tolerance for alternative or contradictory teaching. Their success is rooted in fear of disapproval and a God's.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist study guide contains a biography of Mohsin Hamid, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. It is helpful to keep in mind the circumstances that lead to the situation of the frame story, i.e., Changez sitting and conversing with the American in a tea shop.

This penetrating book sheds light on the psychology of fundamentalism, with a particular focus on those who become extremists and fanatics. What accounts for the violence that emerges among some fundamentalist groups. The contributors to this book identify several factors: a radical dualism, in which all aspects of life are bluntly categorized as either good or evil; a destructive inclination.

How the Fundamentalist Mind Compels Conservative Christians to Force Their Beliefs on You. Facebook. Twitter. A new book by Mikey Weinstein, a fight to the death for religious freedom. You may be familiar with fragments of the story. When fundamentalist Christians at the Air Force Academy began goading and harassing Weinstein’s cadet.LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.

In the Old Anarkali in Lahore, Pakistan, a Pakistani man, Changez, approaches a muscular, well-dressed man, the Stranger, without introducing himself or giving his name.The fundamentalist religious mind-set, whether Muslim or Christian have no tolerance for alternative or contradictory teaching.

Their success is rooted in fear of disapproval and a God´s vindictive punishment. The psychological cost for this self-accepted intimidation is the inability to think clearly.

Worse, the adherent´s sense of courage.