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The New Crusades, the New Holy Land Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention, 1969-1991 (review)

The New Crusades, the New Holy Land Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention, 1969-1991 (review) The New Crusades, the New Holy Land Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention, 1969--1991 By David T. Morgan The University of Alabama Press, 1996 246 pp. Paper, $24.95 Reviewed by James L. Peacock, Kenan Professor of Anthropology, professor of comparative literature, and Director of the University Center for International Studies at the University of North Author David T. MorganCarolina at Chapel Hill. He was president of the American Anthropological Association from 1993 to 1995, and in 1995 was inducted into die American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His fieldwork includes studies in Indonesia. As though following a kind of Gresham's law in the religious realm, fundamentalisms of various kinds have surged throughout the world at the expense of moderate or liberal perspectives. This is obviously true for Islam, reportedly true for Judaism, and apparent also for Christianity. In fact, the trend is of such concern to scholars of religion that some of us have joined together in a global study of fundamentalism, sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and published in a series of volumes by the University of Chicago Press. In The New Crusades, the New Holy Land, David Morgan brings this global trend http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

The New Crusades, the New Holy Land Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention, 1969-1991 (review)

Southern Cultures , Volume 4 (2) – Jan 4, 1998

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The New Crusades, the New Holy Land Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention, 1969--1991 By David T. Morgan The University of Alabama Press, 1996 246 pp. Paper, $24.95 Reviewed by James L. Peacock, Kenan Professor of Anthropology, professor of comparative literature, and Director of the University Center for International Studies at the University of North Author David T. MorganCarolina at Chapel Hill. He was president of the American Anthropological Association from 1993 to 1995, and in 1995 was inducted into die American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His fieldwork includes studies in Indonesia. As though following a kind of Gresham's law in the religious realm, fundamentalisms of various kinds have surged throughout the world at the expense of moderate or liberal perspectives. This is obviously true for Islam, reportedly true for Judaism, and apparent also for Christianity. In fact, the trend is of such concern to scholars of religion that some of us have joined together in a global study of fundamentalism, sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and published in a series of volumes by the University of Chicago Press. In The New Crusades, the New Holy Land, David Morgan brings this global trend

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jan 4, 1998

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