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The secular state under siege : religion and politics in Europe and America, Christian Joppke

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The secular state under siege : religion and politics in Europe and America
Title
The secular state under siege
Title remainder
religion and politics in Europe and America
Statement of responsibility
Christian Joppke
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout human history, religion and politics have entertained the most intimate of connections as systems of authority regulating individuals and society. While the two have come apart through the process of secularization, secularism is challenged today by the return of public religion. This cogent analysis unravels the nature of the connection, disconnection, and attempted reconnection between religion and politics in the West.In a comparison of Western Europe and North America, Christianity and Islam, Joppke advances far-reaching theoretical, historical, and comparative-political arguments. With respect to theory, it is argued that only a "substantive" concept of religion, as pertaining to the existence of supra-human powers, opens up the possibility of a historical-comparative perspective on religion. At the level of history, secularization is shown to be the distinct outcome of Latin Christianity itself. And at the level of comparative politics, the Christian Right in America which has attacked the "wall of separation" between religion and state and Islam in Europe with the controversial insistence on sharia law and other "illiberal" claims from some quarters are taken to be counterpart incarnations of public religion and challenges to the secular state.This clearly argued, sweeping book will provide an invaluable framework for approaching an array of critical issues at the intersection of religion, law and politics for advanced students and researchers across the social sciences and legal studies, as well as for the interested public..--
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Joppke, Christian
Dewey number
322.1094
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Religion and politics
  • Religion and politics
  • Religion and state
  • Religion and state
  • Secularism
  • Islam
  • Christianity
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The secular state under siege : religion and politics in Europe and America, Christian Joppke
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-221) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17685606
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 236 pages
Isbn
9780745665429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)949775198
Label
The secular state under siege : religion and politics in Europe and America, Christian Joppke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-221) 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.
Control code
FIEb17685606
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 236 pages
Isbn
9780745665429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)949775198

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