Modernisation and Islamic Fundamentalism: The Muslim Brotherhood and its Ramifications

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For the believer there may be only one, eternal, perfect and immutable Islam; for the outside observer there may be one phenomenon vaguely characterised as “Islamic fundamentalism”; but the researcher is confronted with a variegated spectrum of religious manifestations, both on the collective and individual levels, which are as susceptible to change and to ever new challenges as is Islamic society at large. It is far from easy to arrive at a generally agreed upon and universally valid definition of “Islamic fundamentalism”.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Search for Fundamentals
Subtitle of host publicationThe Process of Modernisation and the Quest for Meaning
EditorsLieteke van Vucht Tijssen, Jan Berting, Frank Lechner
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-015-8500-2
ISBN (Print)978-90-481-4568-3
StatePublished - 1995


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