This activity will enable you to •Analyze a social science question or issue using appropriate theory and method and recommend possible solutions to the problem. (Social Science Outcome #1). •Analyze international and global issues and problems and articulate how politics, cultural differences, economics, and religions may shape various perspectives and proposed solutions these problems. (General Education Outcome #5). •Read the following from Lechner and Boli (Eds.), (2015). The Globalization Reader (5th ed.). ◦Introduction to Part IX. ◦Chapter 52: Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims. ◦Chapter 53: Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah. ◦Chapter 54: The Christian Revolution. ◦Chapter 55: American Evangelicals: The Overlooked Globalizers and Their Unintended Gospel of Modernity. ◦Chapter 56: Globalizing Catholicism and the Return to a "Universal" Church. https://mbsdirect.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781118737408/cfi/0 Before beginning this essay, be sure to review the module notes and your discussion board posts, as well as your notes from all of the readings and videos. Historical details are important here! The essay will only be as convincing and as interesting as the examples you cite to support your points. •View the following videos: ◦The Battle for Islam [Video file] ◦The Quran and the American Dream [Video file][52 min 00 sec] ◦Brazil [Video file][37 min 00 sec] Write an essay that answers the following two questions: •What makes "fundamentalism" a distinctly global phenomenon? What are its likely long-term impacts? Please base your analysis on direct quotes from the writings of any three of the following five scholars we`ve studied in the Module: Kurzman (2002), Roy (2004), Jenkins (2002), Yates (2002) and Casanova (1999). At least one of the writings should be about Islam. Please illustrate all your main points with detailed examples drawn from (1) the reading, (2) current events, and/or (3) where relevant, your own personal experience.. Evaluation Criteria Keep the following points in mind: •The project should demonstrate understanding of assigned reading materials for the module.. •The analysis is appropriate, and relevant examples have been cited.. Your essay should be 1200-1500 words in length (not including the cover page), double-spaced and in 12-point font. Be sure to submit your project in one Word document in APA format, and place it in the appropriate assignment dropbox, no later than 11:55 PM (ET) on the Sunday at the end of Module 6.
Fundamentalism Name Institutional Affiliation Fundamentalism What Makes "Fundamentalism" A Distinctly Global Phenomenon? Fundamentalism alludes to the phenomenon in a religion where the believers embrace the early forms of religion with the perception that it’s beyond criticism, and worthy to be enforced upon other people without presenting any logical arguments. For instance, Lechner and Boli (2015) refer to the situation where some people in Islam, who are commonly referred to as Islamist show the characteristics of fundamentalists. According to the authors, the aim of these groups is to enforce the Islamic law in Islamic countries by trying to unify all Muslims and convert other unbelievers. The groups see violence as the most appropriate means of achieving their objectives (Lechner & Boli, 2015, p. 416). Various commentators show that people had largely started to witness fundamentalism in the 20th century, and it has continued to spread with the new millennium. People who embrace this way of life argue that they are the descendant and preservers of the true and traditions of the region. Suggestively, they should not be regarded as a contemporary manifestation of beliefs and ideologies that other people left in the distant past. Nevertheless, the emphasizes that these people raise and the issues they seek to address could not be so, if they were not exposed to the modern world. Oliver Roy supports these sentiments by stating that “ the illusion he...