Monday, April 24, 2017

Has Globalization Increased Religious Fundamentalism?

In this short clip, James Hoge, editor of Foreign Affairs, argues that globalization increased religious nationalism among most of the world's religions.

Hoge points to the evangelical forces in Christianity, the rise of the Wahhabi movement in Indonesia, and the rise of fundamentalism in Hinduism and Judaism.

Why? The migration and movements of peoples has led many of them to question the surety of their identities.

Is Hoge right?

This might be an interesting debate in a world history or religion class.

The clip comes from a larger speech Hoge made about America and the world at the New School in 2010.

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