Boundaries of Faith:
Geographical Perspectives on Religious Fundamentalism
(Rowman and Littlefield, 2000)
This work analyzes the significance of contextuality and territoriality in understanding the development of religious fundamentalist movements in diverse setting around the world.. Contextuality refers here to the crucial link between every fundamentalist movement and the setting in which it arises. Territoriality relates to the various ways in which fundamentalists seek to promote their beliefs by controlling the meaning and uses of geographical space, both sacred and secular. The intertwining of these themes highlights the importance of geographical perspectives in understanding the nature and impact of fundamentalism as a diverse yet global phenomenon.
Table of Contents:
Introduction (1-22)
Fundamentalist Hearths (23-83)
Global Variations in Contemporary Fundamentalism (85-156)
Geographical Dimensions of Fundamentalism (157-212)
The Impacts of Fundamentalism (213-230)
End matter (231-250)
Gallery of selected maps and photographs (coming soon)