Fundamentalism is a crucial and inevitable key topic in present society. Although there have been increasing debates about religious fundamentalism during the last years, an interdisciplinary and systematical investigation of the theoretical backgrounds of fundamentalism, its consequences for global politics and its essential meaning for a networked society is still missing. The third volume of the Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society examines current forms of religious fundamentalism in different religions. Due to current events, main topics are Islamic fundamentalism, Jihadism and the relationship between fundamentalism and the internet, as well as the challenge of fundamentalism for religious education. Moreover, a great part of contributions focuses on critical resources against religious fundamentalism, not least within religious traditions.
Translated title of the contributionReligiöser Fundamentalismus
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGöttingen
PublisherV&R unipress
Number of pages267
ISBN (Print)978-3-8471-0546-6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

Publication series

SeriesInterdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 603909 Religious studies
  • 504025 Sociology of religion
  • 503024 Religious education
  • 603118 Philosophy of religion


  • radicalization
  • islamism

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