Ancient Religions Modern Politics

Author: Michael Cook
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691173346
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Why does Islam play a larger role in contemporary politics than other religions? Is there something about the Islamic heritage that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other faiths to invoke it in their political life? If so, what is it? Ancient Religions, Modern Politics seeks to answer these questions by examining the roles of Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity in modern political life, placing special emphasis on the relevance—or irrelevance—of their heritages to today's social and political concerns. Michael Cook takes an in-depth, comparative look at political identity, social values, attitudes to warfare, views about the role of religion in various cultural domains, and conceptions of the polity. In all these fields he finds that the Islamic heritage offers richer resources for those engaged in current politics than either the Hindu or the Christian heritages. He uses this finding to explain the fact that, despite the existence of Hindu and Christian counterparts to some aspects of Islamism, the phenomenon as a whole is unique in the world today. The book also shows that fundamentalism—in the sense of a determination to return to the original sources of the religion—is politically more adaptive for Muslims than it is for Hindus or Christians. A sweeping comparative analysis by one of the world's leading scholars of premodern Islam, Ancient Religions, Modern Politics sheds important light on the relationship between the foundational texts of these three great religious traditions and the politics of their followers today.

Ancient Religion And Modern Thought

Author: William Samuel Lilly
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Understanding Sectarianism

Author: Fanar Haddad
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0197510620
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"Sectarianism" is one of the most over-discussed yet under-analyzed concepts in debates about the Middle East. Despite the deluge of commentary, there is no agreement on what "sectarianism" is. Is it a social issue, one of dogmatic incompatibility, a historic one or one purely related to modern power politics? Is it something innately felt or politically imposed? Is it a product of modernity or its antithesis? Is it a function of the nation-state or its negation? This book seeks to move the study of modern sectarian dynamics beyond these analytically paralyzing dichotomies by shifting the focus away from the meaningless '-ism' towards the root: sectarian identity. How are Sunni and Shi'a identities imagined, experienced and negotiated and how do they relate to and interact with other identities? Looking at the modern history of the Arab world, Haddad seeks to understand sectarian identity not as a monochrome frame of identification but as a multi-layered concept that operates on several dimensions: religious, subnational, national and transnational. Far from a uniquely Middle Eastern, Arab, or Islamic phenomenon, a better understanding of sectarian identity reveals that the many facets of sectarian relations that are misleadingly labelled "sectarianism" are echoed in intergroup relations worldwide.

Challenging Theocracy

Author: David Edward Tabachnick
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442626674
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Analyzing the relationship between religion and politics throughout the Middle East, Africa, and the United States, as well as classical and medieval political philosophical sources, Challenging Theocracy critiques the contemporary formation of theocracy and the persistence of theocratic ideas around the world.

A Complete System Of Geography Ancient And Modern Comprising A Full Description Of The World Physical Political And Historical Including The Most Recent Discoveries And The Latest Territorial Arrangements Compiled And Arranged By F G Tomlins

Author: Frederick Guest TOMLINS
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An Ecclesiastical History Ancient And Modern From The Birth Of Christ To The Beginning Of The Eighteenth Century

Author: Johann Lorenz Mosheim
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Institutes Of Ecclesiastical History Ancient And Modern A New And Literal Translation From The Original Latin With Copious Additional Original And Selected By J Murdock

Author: Johann Lorenz von MOSHEIM
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Self Defence And Religious Strife In Early Modern Europe

Author: Robert von Friedeburg
Editor: Routledge
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This book explores the emergence of the nationally diverging paths taken by England and Germany in relation to the legal concept of self-defence. It explores how various theories of legitimate resistance to authority were developed and how they came to influence one another. In particular it is argued that German theories played a much greater role than has hitherto been acknowledged in influencing English concepts of 'natural rights' as discussed by such men as Parker and Locke.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: Thomas Spencer Baynes
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Historical Traditions Of East And West In Modern Political Culture

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A Catalogue Of Superior Second Hand Books Ancient And Modern Comprising Works In Most Branches Of Literature Offered By Henry Sotheran Co

Author: Sotheran, Firm, London
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The Islamic Quarterly

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Civil Religion And Political Theology

Author: Leroy S. Rouner
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This volume examines the different meanings of civil religion and their relation to political theology. Essays focus on a common ground of values in a democratic society; an assessment of the influence of Christian influence on public life; and practical applications of political theology. -- ‡c From Amazon.com.

Conjectural Emendations Of Passages In Ancient Authors With Other Papers

Author: Christopher Wordsworth
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From Ancient To Modern

Author: Ishita Banerjee-Dube
Editor: Oxford University Press
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This volume explores different aspects of religion in the context of identity formation and articulation of power. It deals with critical issues like literature, religious practitioners, internal differentiation in the various religious traditions (with emphasis on rebel traditions), caste, class customs, interpretations.

Orthodoxy And Heterodoxy

Author: William Greenough Thayer Shedd
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The Cambridge Ancient History

Author: John Boardman
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The Fortnightly Review

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Not By Reason Alone

Author: Joshua Mitchell
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226532226
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Masterfully interweaving political, religious, and historical themes, Not by Reason Alone creates a new interpretation of early modern political thought. Where most accounts assume that modern thought followed a decisive break with Christianity, Joshua Mitchell reveals that the line between the age of faith and that of reason is not quite so clear. Instead, he shows that the ideas of Luther, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau draw on history, rather than reason alone, for a sense of political authority. This erudite and ambitious work crosses disciplinary boundaries to expose unsuspected connections between political theory, religion, and history. In doing so, it offers a view of modern political thought undistorted by conventional distinctions between the ancient and the modern, and between the religious and the political. "Original. . . . A delight to read a political philosopher who takes the theologies of Hobbes and Locke seriously." —J. M. Porter, Canadian Journal of History "Mitchell's argument both illuminates and fascinates. . . . An arresting, even stunning, contribution to our study of modern political thought."—William R. Stevenson, Jr., Christian Scholar's Review