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Title Religion and politics : European and global perspectives / edited by Johann P. Arnason and Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 232 pages)
Series Annual of European and global studies
Annual of European and global studies.
Contents The religio-political nexus: historical and comparative reflections / Johann P. Arnason -- Politics and religion in a global age / Jeffrey Haynes -- Comparative secularisms and the politics of modernity / Linell E. Cady and Elizabeth Shakman Hurd -- Europe in the global rise of religious nationalism / Mark Juergensmeyer -- The European Union's civil religion in the making? / Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski -- Democracy, secularism and Islam in Turkey / Ayhan Kaya -- Orthodox religion and politics in post-Soviet Russia / Mikhail Maslovskiy and Nikita Shangin -- Religion and politics, church and stat in Chinese history / John Lagerwey -- Religion and the state in contemporary Japan / Elisabetta Porcu -- Arab revolutions and political Islam: a structural approach / Karel Černý -- Beyond post-secularism: religion in political analysis (review article) / Michał Matlak
Summary Combining theoretical and empirical research, these 12 essays examine the role of religion and its prospects in Europe. On the one hand, the volume discusses growing Islamic presence in Europe as a reminder of enduring religious pluralism, not least in view of the high prominence given to Islamic experience in arguments against over-generalised notions of secularisation. On the other hand, it explores the question of Christian motivated extremism and religious nationalism. Against this background, the contributors discuss the role of religion in other countries throughout the worldincluding China, Japan, Russia and the MENA region. Debates on religion and politics have, to a high degree, focused on contrasts between Europe and other parts of the world; the long-established assumption that modern societies are on a secularising path seemed have a stronger claim to validity in Europe than elsewhere. This book shows that, if European modernity does represent an exit from religion, this historical process and its implications are still very imperfectly understood
Notes "This volume is a collection of articles in memory of the late Willfried Spohn."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Religion and politics.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Nationalism & Patriotism.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Advocacy.
Religion and politics.
Form Electronic book
Author Árnason, Jóhann Páll, 1940- editor.
Karolewski, Ireneusz Paweł, editor.
Centrum Studiów Niemieckich i Europejskich im. Willy Brandta.
LC no. 2012276666
ISBN 074869174X