The subject of church and state is one intimately associated with the history of Christianity and Western civilization. Not limited to any one religious tradition, civilization, or period of history, the subject has historical and universal significance to all cultures and religious traditions throughout the world. This volume addresses the broader perspectives of religion and the state in the ancient world, in the biblical world of Judaism and Christianity, and in other religious traditions.
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.