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Islamic fundamentalism

A disputed term, widely used in the US and to a lesser extent in Britain to denote any movement to favour strict observance of the teachings of the Qur'an and the Shari'a (Islamic Law). On ...

Tunisia

Tunisia  

Tunisians have traded democratic freedoms for economic and political stabilityTunisia can be divided into four main geographical regions. The northern one-third of the country consists of spurs of ...
Biblical Archaeology

Biblical Archaeology   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
4,319 words

...events [i.e., the call of Abraham , the promise of the Land of Canaan, the conquest under Joshua, etc.] actually occurred” ( God Who Acts: Biblical Theology as Recital , London, 1952 , p. 126). To many, especially in Europe, Wright's position appeared dangerously close to fundamentalism, even more so than Albright's historicism. By the mid-late 1960s, however, the biblical theology movement had waned, and the stage was set for American Syro-Palestinian archaeology to move toward independent status. Nevertheless, up until that time much of postwar American...

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