Contextual Lecture: Fundamentalism: The Search for Meaning (Postponed)
With Dr Malise Ruthven
Is religious fundamentalism a throw-back to the past, or a distinctly modern phenomenon involving a search for absolute certainty in a constantly shifting world? Malise Ruthven takes a global look at the phenomenon from SATI (Hindu widow-burning) to the plots of Jewish extremists to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple on land sacred to Muslims.
Dr Malise Ruthven is a lecturer in comparative religion, specialising in Islamic affairs, at the University of Aberdeen. His previous publications include Islam in the World and The Divine Supermarket: Shopping for God in America.