Religious Fundamentalism in the United States and Egypt: A Comparative Analysis, 1870-1980

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dc.contributor.advisor Lucken, Kristen
dc.contributor.author Young, David
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-05T12:51:01Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-05T12:51:01Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/25432
dc.description.abstract Religious fundamentalism is a phenomenon that has affected many parts of the world. Its very presence baffles the minds of scholars of secularization. In the United States and Egypt, fundamentalism has infiltrated Protestant Christianity and Sunni Islam respectively. Using the work of numerous sociological and religious scholars, secondary historical texts as well as data, this thesis examines the origins of Christian and Islamic fundamentalism in the United States and Egypt, as well as their politicization. It will first look at the meanings of several concepts provided by several scholars, including fundamentalism, modernization and secularization. It will examine the Islamic fundamentalist movement in Egypt and the Christian fundamentalist movement in the United States during the early and late 20th century, and the social and political contexts under which they developed. The paper makes the argument that both fundamentalist movements, despite their differences, they have many similarities; most notably the variables of modernization, secularization, changing social, political and economic conditions, migration and urbanization.
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by David B. Young 2013
dc.subject Religious fundamentalism
dc.subject fundamentalism
dc.subject Islamic fundamentalism
dc.subject Christian fundamentalism
dc.subject 20th-century United States history
dc.subject 20th-century Egyptian history
dc.title Religious Fundamentalism in the United States and Egypt: A Comparative Analysis, 1870-1980
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Graduate Program in Global Studies
dc.degree.name MA
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.degree.discipline Global Studies
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
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