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2019043020190505 (R4)

Woolf Institute director Ed Kessler examines the rise of fundamentalists in the three main Abrahamic religions - Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

He talks to faith leaders and adherents among some of the more strictly observant - the Jewish Haredi, the Muslim Salafis and the Christian Pentacostalists. He tries to get a sense of what the term 'fundamentalist' means in the context of these religious movements - to many, it conjures up frightening images of violence but, in its true sense, fundamentalism is really only a return to the early tenets and practices of these religions.

A Spools Our production for BBC Radio 4

Woolf Institute director Ed Kessler explores the rise of religious fervour in the UK.

A Spools Our production for BBC Radio 4