Church and State in Historical Perspective: A Critical Assessment and Annotated Bibliography

Church and State in Historical Perspective: A Critical Assessment and Annotated Bibliography

by James E. Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313256039

ISBN-13: 9780313256035

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The subject of church and state is one intimately associated with the history of Christianity and Western civilization. However, the subject is one that is by no means limited to any one religious tradition, civilization, or period of history. Rather, it is a subject that has historical and universal significance to all cultures and religious traditions throughout

Overview

The subject of church and state is one intimately associated with the history of Christianity and Western civilization. However, the subject is one that is by no means limited to any one religious tradition, civilization, or period of history. Rather, it is a subject that has historical and universal significance to all cultures and religious traditions throughout the world. It is simply undeniable that religion has been, and remains, a powerful force in the making and shaping of cultures, civilizations, nations, and empires. For this reason, this volume addresses the broader perspectives of religion and the state in the ancient world, as well as in the biblical world of Judaism and Christianity, and in other religious traditions than Christianity.

Attention is given to general works on church and state that treat the subject broadly, not limited to any particular nation, religious tradition, or single aspect of church-state relations. Additionally, there is material on major topics integrally related to church and state, such as civil disobedience, civil religion, liberation theology, patriotism, and nationalism. Finally, sources are included on religion in international affairs and interfaith relations, both necessarily linked to the subject of church and state, as well as religion and the economic order; religion and human rights and the effect of religion on war and peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313256035
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in Religious Studies Series
Pages:
660
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.38(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Religion and the State in the Ancient World

Religion and the State in the Biblical World

Christianity and the State

Religion and the State in Other Religions

Religious Tolerance and Religious Freedom

Religion and the Secular State

Religion in International Affairs and Interfaith Relations

Bibliographical Survey

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