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Mount Union Faculty Members Co-Author Book on Islamic, Hindu and Christian Fundamentalism

April 22, 2010

ALLIANCE, Ohio --Mount Union faculty members Dr. Santosh Saha, associate professor of history, and Dr. Thomas Carr, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, have collaborated as editors on the recently published book Islamic Hindu and Christian Fundamentalism Compared - Public Policy in Global Perspective (Edwin Mellen Press, 2003). This book is a sequel to Religious Fundamentalism in Developing Countries: Contributions to the Study of Religion (Greenwood Press, 2001).
In Islamic Hindu and Christian Fundamentalism Compared - Public Policy in Global Perspective, a group of scholars discuss fundamentalist theories and provide explanations. Saha and Carr also present information that re-interprets another historical fundamentalist study.
Both Saha and Carr have been prolific at research and writing. They have both written many articles in professional journals. This book is the tenth that Saha has contributed to or written and Carr's fifth.
Saha has been teaching at Mount Union College since 1994. He has taught courses in African and Asian history at colleges and universities across the U.S., India and Africa. He has contributed several biographical essays to Historic World Leaders and Women Leaders of the World. On Mount Union's campus, Saha is committed to organizing the Faculty Research Forum and Student Debate each semester. He received a bachelor's degree from Calcutta University in India, a second bachelor's degree from the University of London, an M.A. from Calcutta University and a Ph.D. from Kent State University.
Carr has been teaching at Mount Union since 1996. He has lived in Germany, South Africa and Egypt and holds a Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Liverpool, U.K. He received his bachelor's degree from Willamette University, a M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a M.Phil.and a Ph.D. from Oxford University.

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