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Author Name:    MALTBY, Paul

Title:   Christian Fundamentalism and the Culture of Disenchantment

Publisher:    University of Virginia Press, 2013, ISBN:9780813933450 

Seller ID:   106515

MALTBY, Paul . Christian Fundamentalism and the Culture of Disenchantment. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, (2013). First Printing. Pp (8),[ix]-xi,(5),[1]-228,(4). 8vo, white cardcovers. "Within the familiar clash of religious conservatism and secular liberalism Paul Maltby finds a deeper discord: an antipathy between Christian fundamentalism and the postmodern culture of disenchantment. Arguing that each camp represents the poles of America's virulent culture wars, he shows how the cultural identity, lifestyle, and political commitments of many Americans match either the fundamentalist profile of one who cleaves to metaphysical and authoritarian beliefs or the postmodern profile of one who is disposed to critical inquiry and radical-democratic values. Maltby offers a critique that operates in both directions. His use of the resources of postmodern theory to contest fundamentalism's doctrinal claims, ultra-right politics, anti-environmentalism, and conservative aesthetics informs his engagement with contemporary fundamentalist painting, spiritual warfare fiction, dominionist attitudes to nature, and a profoundly undemocratic interpretation of Christianity. At the sametime, Maltby identifies some of fundamentalismís legitimate spiritual conc erns, assesses the cost of perpetual critique, and exposes the deficit of spiritual meaning that haunts the culture of disenchantment." from rear cover. Very good. 15.00


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