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The On Being Project

The Power of Fundamentalism

Khaled Abou El Fadl, Richard Mouw, and Yossi Klein Halevi

The Power of Fundamentalism

Religious fundamentalism has reshaped our view of world events. In this show, host Krista Tippett explores the appeal of fundamentalism in Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, as experienced from the inside. Three accomplished men, who were religious extremists at one time in their lives, provide revealing insight into the spiritual and cultural dimensions of fundamentalism. They also discuss religious impulses which counter the fundamentalist world view and helped them break free.

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  • Khaled Abou El Fadl

    Khaled Abou El Fadl

    is Professor of Law at UCLA, and author of Tolerant Islam.

  • Richard Mouw

    Richard Mouw

    is president of Fuller Theological Seminary and a professor of Christian Philosophy and Ethics. He is the author of Uncommon Decency.

  • Yossi Klein Halevi

    Yossi Klein Halevi

    is a correspondent for The New Republic, senior fellow of the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, and author of At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for God with Muslims and Christians in the Holy Land.