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Fundamentalism and Secularization

Fundamentalism and Secularization

Mourad Wahba (Author)

Robert Beshara (Translator)

Nonfiction

Edition published in 2012 in English language

In Fundamentalism and Secularization, Egyptian philosopher Mourad Wahba traces the historical origins of fundamentalism and secularization as ideas and practices in order to theorize their symbiotic relationship, and how it is impacted by global capitalism and, more recently, postmodernism.

This gives voice to an argument from within the Islamic world that is very different to that given platform in the mainstream, showing that fundamentalism does not arise normally and naturally from Islam but is a complex phenomenon linked to modernization and the development of capitalism in dependent countries, that is, tied to imperialism.

Wahba's central argument concerns the organic relationship between fundamentalism and parasitic...

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