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Fanaticism: A brief history of the concept

Toscano, Alberto. 2006. Fanaticism: A brief history of the concept. Eurozine, ISSN 1684-4637 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The label "fanaticism" is increasingly attached to the perceived threat posed by religious fundamentalism. But rarely is the history of the term and the variety of its uses examined. Here, a philosophical history of "fanaticism" from Martin Luther to the present.

Item Type: Article

Additional Information:

Originally published in Italian in Reset, No 97, September-October 2006

Keywords:

fundamentalism, religion, fanatic, reformation, islamic, german philosophy

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
17 December 2006Published

Item ID:

2222

Date Deposited:

28 May 2009 11:19

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 12:50

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/2222
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