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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.

Part of Contextual Lecture Series: Prospects and Prophecies. 

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Start date
9 June 2020
Open
10.30am-12pm
Price
£12 Adults, £10 Friends & concessions