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Strayer 1155-1171Religion and Global Modernity:although science began to trump many religious ideologies, religion was still prominent in the 1900s62% of Christians do not live in the Americas or Europethere are many Muslims in the US and Buddhist practices of yoga and meditation have been adopted by theWestFundamentalism on a Global Scale:fundamentalism: the religious response to the threat of modernity, science, and globalization to religiousideasfundamentalists did not deplore modernity, they just wanted an alternative modernity that included religionmore closelyexample: American Protestants stood up against gay rights, abortion rights, etc after WWIIfundamentalists were isolated until the 1970s, when they joined the political realm on the right wingHindutva movement of BJP party: they thought Nehru was trying to build India in a Western way, and themovement for a religious India was supported by high-caste HindusCreating Islamic Societies: Resistance and Renewal in the World of Islammost Muslim countries followed Western/secular policiesMuslims were enraged when the Israelites took Jerusalem in 1967 and when the leader of Tunisia spokeagainst veiling, polygamy, and fastingfundamentalists thought the Quran and sharia law should encompass lifestruggle to return to Islam: jihada man that came to America from the Middle East thought the mingling of the sexes and theemancipation of women was bad, as well as the materialistic thinking of AmericansEgyptian Muslim Brotherhood (founded in 1928) thinks that government can conform to religion

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