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The Resource Moderate Fundamentalists : Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at in the Lens of Cognitive Science of Religion, Muhammad Afzal Upal, (electronic resource)

Moderate Fundamentalists : Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at in the Lens of Cognitive Science of Religion, Muhammad Afzal Upal, (electronic resource)

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Moderate Fundamentalists : Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at in the Lens of Cognitive Science of Religion
Title
Moderate Fundamentalists
Title remainder
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at in the Lens of Cognitive Science of Religion
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Muhammad Afzal Upal
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In the mid 1950s, a British taxi driver named George King claimed that Budha, Jesus, and Lao Tzu had been alien "cosmic masters" who had come to earth to teach mankind the right way to live. Sun Myung Moon claimed that Korean people are descendants of the lost tribes of Israel. Joseph Smith claimed that some lost tribes of Israel had moved to Americas hundreds of years ago. All three people successfully founded new religious movements that have survived to this day. How and why do some people come up with such seemingly strange and bizarre ideas and why do others come to place their faith in these ideas? The first part of this book develops a multidisciplinary theoretical framework drawn from cognitive science of religion and social psychology to answer these critically important questions. The second part of the book illustrates how this theoretical framework can be used to understand the origin and evolution of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at founded by an Indian Muslim in 1889. The book breaks new ground by studying the influence that religious beliefs of 19th century reformist Indian Muslims, in particular, founders of the Ahl-e-Hadith movement, had on the beliefs of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at. Using the theoretical framework developed in part I, the book also explains why many north Indian Sunni Muslims found Ahmad's ideas to be irresistible and why the movement split into two a few years Ahmad's death. The book will interest those who want to understand cults as well as those who want to understand reformist Islamic movements.--
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Upal, Muhammad Afzal,
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In English
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Open Access e-Books
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  • Ahmadiyya
  • Cognitive science
  • Psychology, Religious
Target audience
specialized
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Moderate Fundamentalists : Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at in the Lens of Cognitive Science of Religion, Muhammad Afzal Upal, (electronic resource)
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https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110556643
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 6 Shared Beliefs of Northwestern Indian Muslims
  • 7 Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
  • 8 Ratcheting Up of Counterintuitiveness in Ahmadiyya Doctrine
  • 9 Conclusion
  • Endnotes
  • Glossary of Arabic/Urdu Terms
  • Bibliography
  • Subject Index
  • Person Index
  • Geographic Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgement
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Tribal Gods: My God Is Better than Yours
  • 3 Social Identity Change Entrepreneurs
  • 4 Attraction of the New
  • 5 Social Counterintuiveness
Control code
9783110556643
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9783110556643
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110556643
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1110451016
Label
Moderate Fundamentalists : Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at in the Lens of Cognitive Science of Religion, Muhammad Afzal Upal, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110556643
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6 Shared Beliefs of Northwestern Indian Muslims
  • 7 Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
  • 8 Ratcheting Up of Counterintuitiveness in Ahmadiyya Doctrine
  • 9 Conclusion
  • Endnotes
  • Glossary of Arabic/Urdu Terms
  • Bibliography
  • Subject Index
  • Person Index
  • Geographic Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgement
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Tribal Gods: My God Is Better than Yours
  • 3 Social Identity Change Entrepreneurs
  • 4 Attraction of the New
  • 5 Social Counterintuiveness
Control code
9783110556643
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110556643
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110556643
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1110451016

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