The Social Sources of Religious Fundamentalist and Anti-secularist Identity

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June 18, 2018 to June 21, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Political Science, Religious Studies and Theology, Social Sciences, Sociology

The article that inspired this investigation first appeared in the journal Perspectives on Politics. This is to say, the investigation began with a question of political philosophy. The questions that are addressed follow the framework laid out in the ‘clash of civilizations’ setting ‘Western secular humanism’ against that of Islamic theorist Sayyid Qutb, the philosophic inspiration for the Muslim Brotherhood. That being said, the discussion must also include a broader range of religious politics present in Judaism and Christianity. Since ideas do not exist only in the abstract but instead are incorporated into group beliefs, we must include Sociology and Anthropology in our purview. The question before the panel thus begins with political philosophy and then covers a broad range of subjects, including comparative religion and social group analysis.

Contact Info: 

Dr. David Makofsky, Academic Member, ATINER & Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology-Anthropology, Indiana University Northwest, USA

Dr. Bayram Unal, Professor, Nigde University, Turkey

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