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Posted By: lamarca
28-Nov-01 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: BS: Harry Potter: Good or Bad Witch part II
Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter: Good or Bad Witch part II
Oops, Wolfgang - you're right!

I found a fascinating article on fundamentalism and the law at The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies here if anyone is interested. It has an excellent and non-judgemental, although lengthy, definition of the concept of religious fundamentalism as one way of coping with the maelstrom of changes in the modern world. It examines three fundamentalist movements: the ultra-Orthodox Jews, or haredim in Israel, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the Theravada Buddhist fundamentalists in Sri Lanka mentioned above. In each section, there is an examination of the history and core beliefs of the group and an exploration of how the group interacts with and tries to change civil society around them.