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”.
|Title of host publication||The Search for Fundamentals|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Process of Modernisation and the Quest for Meaning|
|Editors||Lieteke van Vucht Tijssen, Jan Berting, Frank Lechner|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - 1995|