The Fundamentalism Project


The Fundamentalism Project
was a multi-year study of world fundamentalisms which incorporated hundreds of experts on religion and culture from around the globe. The project was directed by Martin Marty and R. Scott Appleby, conducted under the auspices of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Five encyclopedic volumes on world fundamentalisms resulted from the project, all of which were edited by Marty and R. Scott Appleby and published by The University of Chicago Press: Volume 1: Fundamentalisms Observed (1991); Volume 2: Fundamentalisms and Society: Reclaiming the Sciences, the Family, and Education (1993); Volume 3: Fundamentalisms and the State: Remaking Polities, Economies, and Militance (1993); Volume 4: Accounting for Fundamentalisms: The Dynamic Character of Movements (1994); Volume 5: Fundamentalisms Comprehended (1995).

Two of Marty’s reports on the Fundamentalism Project are linked to the Selected Papers page, under the heading “Project Reports to Academies and Societies.”


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