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The Fundamentalist MindsetPsychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History$
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Charles B. Strozier, David M. Terman, James W. Jones, and Katherine A. Boyd

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195379655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.001.0001

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Definitions and Dualisms

Definitions and Dualisms

(p.11) 1 Definitions and Dualisms
The Fundamentalist Mindset

Charles B. Strozier (Contributor Webpage)

Katharine Boyd

Oxford University Press

The fundamentalist mindset, wherever it occurs, is composed of distinct characteristics, including dualistic thinking; paranoia and rage in a group context; an apocalyptic orientation that incorporates distinct perspectives on time, death, and violence; a relationship to charismatic leadership; and a totalized conversion experience. This chapter discusses how writers have conceptualized these characteristics in an effort to generate a comprehensive theoretical framework regarding the psychological understanding of the fundamentalist mindset.

Keywords:   fundamentalism, fundamentalist mindset, writers, psychology of fundamentalism

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