Fundamentalism: An analysis under Politico-Religious Paradigm

  • Dr. Sajid Hussain Assistant professor, Department of Political Science, University of Swabi
  • Dr. Muhammad Ayaz Khan HOD, Political Science Hazara University Mansehra
  • Ejaz Khan Lecturer, Political Science Hazara University Mansehra
Keywords: Religion, Fundamentalism, Beliefs, Extremism


Religious fundamentalism is a concept still understudied in political science: both theoretical viewpoints and concepts are indeed designed mainly for sociological, theological and philosophical analyses. Fundamentalism is a dynamic phenomenon. Religious fundamentalism implies an ideological view of faith, presently associate with different manifestations of extremism and violence even terrorism. Love and tolerance is trained by all the primary religions but empirical evidences show a little of such practises. A fair portion of researches is of the opinion that religions are responsible of discrimination. Suggestions that this relationship is simply curvilinear and likely a result of variations in intrinsic/extrinsic religious preference are questioned. Current investigations highlighted that search relationship with bigotry and fundamentalism was particularly significant in under a connotation with right wing authoritarianism. Basic aim of the analysis is to highlight the root cause of fundamentalism. To pursue the stated objective methodological study is conducted. The study concluded that it is not the religion but the manner in which the follower of that religion hold their beliefs that are synonymous with bias driven toward fundamentalism.