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Santa Clara Lecturer, 15 April 1996

Santa Clara Lecturer, 15 April 1996

What's Wrong With Being Right?

Mary Jo Weaver, 15 April 1996

Fundamentalists are religious believers who...are "cornered by secularism." Although they represent quite different religious and cultural contexts, they share a bellicose vocation: they fight back, against the world, in a reactive way; they fight for the victory of a particular world view, usually one where feminism and pluralism do not exist; they fight with a chosen repertoire of sources, usually located in the past and selectively interpreted; and they fight under God or some other transcendent referent.

 

Whats Wrong With Being Right?

Fundamentalists are religious believers who...are "cornered by secularism." Although they represent quite different religious and cultural contexts, they share a bellicose vocation: they fight back, against the world, in a reactive way; they fight for the victory of a particular world view, usually one where feminism and pluralism do not exist; they fight with a chosen repertoire of sources, usually located in the past and selectively interpreted; and they fight under God or some other transcendent referent.

Santa Clara Lecture, Spring 1996