Disruptive Religion: The Force of Faith in Social Movement Activism / Edition 1

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Overview

Religion has long played a central role in many social and political movements. Solidarity in Poland, anti-apartheid in South Africa, Operation Rescue in the United States--each of these movements is driven by the energy and sustained by the commitment of many individuals and organizations whose ideologies are shaped and powered by religious faith. In many cases, religious resources and motives serve as crucial variables explaining the emergence of entire social movements. Despite the crucial role of religion in most societies, this religious activism remains largely uninvestigated. Disruptive Religion intends to fill this void by analyzing contemporary social movements which are driven by people and organizations of faith. Upon a firm base of empirical evidence, these essays also address many theoretical issues arising in the study of social movements and disruptive politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415914055
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
About the Contributors
Introduction: Correcting a Curious Neglect, or Bringing Religion Back In 1
1 The Black Church in the Civil Rights Movement: the SCLC as the Decentralized, Radical Arm of the Black Church 29
2 Radical Islamic Insurgency in the Iranian Revolution of 1978-1979 47
3 Pastoral Mobilization and Contention: The Religious Foundations of the Solidarity Movement in Poland 67
4 Religious Rituals of Resistance and Class Consciousness in Bolivian Tin-Mining Communities 87
5 Popular Religion, Protest, and Revolt: The Emergence of Political Insurgency in the Nicaraguan and Salvadoran Churches of the 1960s-80s 105
6 Church Leadership, State Repression, and the "Spiral of Involvement" in the South African Anti-apartheid Movement, 1983-1990 125
7 For God and the Fatherland: Protestant Symbolic Worlds and the Rise of German National Socialism 147
8 Many Are Called but Few Obey: Ideological Commitment and Activism in Operation Rescue 167
9 Popular Christianity and Political Extremism in the United States 189
10 A Comparison of the Political Behavior of Faith-Based and Secular Peace Groups 205
Notes 223
Index 229
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