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The Resource Crossing the gods : world religions and worldly politics, N.J. Demerath III

Crossing the gods : world religions and worldly politics, N.J. Demerath III

Label
Crossing the gods : world religions and worldly politics
Title
Crossing the gods
Title remainder
world religions and worldly politics
Statement of responsibility
N.J. Demerath III
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Crossing the Gods examines the sometimes antagonistic, sometimes cozy relationship between religion and politics in countries around the globe. Eminent sociologist of religion Jay Demerath traveled to Brazil, China, Egypt, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, and Thailand to explore the history and current relationship of religion, politics, and the state in each country. In the first part of this wide-ranging book, he asks, What are the basic fault lines along which current tensions and conflicts have formed? What are the trajectories of change from past to present, and how do they help predict the future? In the book's second part, the author focuses on the United States - the only nation founded specifically on the principle of a separation between religion and state - and examines the extent to which this principle actually holds and the consequences when it does not. By highlighting such issues as culture wars and religious violence, religion's different relations to politics versus the state, and the fluidity of individual religious identity, Demerath exposes the fallacies underlying many of our views on religion and politics worldwide. Finally, Demerath places within a comparative context the commonly held view that America is the world's most religious nation and argues that our country is not "more religious" but "differently religious." He concludes that the United States represents a unique combination of congregational religion, religious pluralism, and civil religion."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Demerath, N. J.
Dewey number
291.1/77
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.P7
LC item number
D46 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Religion and politics
Label
Crossing the gods : world religions and worldly politics, N.J. Demerath III
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Two Multireligious "Mindfields": Israel and India.
  • 5.
  • Tracking Buddha through Thailand, Japan, and China
  • pt. 2.
  • Coming Home.
  • 6.
  • Culture Wars and Religious Violence.
  • 7.
  • Religious Politics without a Religious State?
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • Taking Exception to American Exceptionalism.
  • App.
  • A Multicomparativist on the Road
  • Circling the Globe.
  • 1.
  • Religion in Oppression, Liberation, and Competition in Brazil and Guatemala.
  • 2.
  • Troubles and Changes in European Christendom: Poland, Northern Ireland, and Sweden.
  • 3.
  • Four Islamic Societies and Four Political Scenarios: Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, and Indonesia.
Control code
45024376
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 284 pages
Isbn
9780813529240
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00045747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Crossing the gods : world religions and worldly politics, N.J. Demerath III
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Two Multireligious "Mindfields": Israel and India.
  • 5.
  • Tracking Buddha through Thailand, Japan, and China
  • pt. 2.
  • Coming Home.
  • 6.
  • Culture Wars and Religious Violence.
  • 7.
  • Religious Politics without a Religious State?
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • Taking Exception to American Exceptionalism.
  • App.
  • A Multicomparativist on the Road
  • Circling the Globe.
  • 1.
  • Religion in Oppression, Liberation, and Competition in Brazil and Guatemala.
  • 2.
  • Troubles and Changes in European Christendom: Poland, Northern Ireland, and Sweden.
  • 3.
  • Four Islamic Societies and Four Political Scenarios: Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, and Indonesia.
Control code
45024376
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 284 pages
Isbn
9780813529240
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00045747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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