Religion and Terrorism: Christian Fundamentalism and Extremism

  title={Religion and Terrorism: Christian Fundamentalism and Extremism},
  author={D. Pratt},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={438 - 456}
  • D. Pratt
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
The history and identity of fundamentalism is complex. Religious fundamentalism names an ideological perspective found in most, if not all, major religions and is currently associated with variant forms of extremism and religiously-motivated acts of violence, including terrorism. Following a discussion of religious extremism per se, a typological paradigm of religious fundamentalism that attempts to demonstrate the ideological development from what might be referred to as an “initial” and… Expand