Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State, from Christian Militias to al Qaeda / Edition 1

Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State, from Christian Militias to al Qaeda / Edition 1

by Mark Juergensmeyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520261577

ISBN-13: 9780520261570

Pub. Date: 10/28/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

Why has the turn of the twenty-first century been rocked by a new religious rebellion? From al Qaeda to Christian militias to insurgents in Iraq, a strident new religious activism has seized the imaginations of political rebels around the world. Building on his groundbreaking book, The New Cold War?: Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State,

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Overview

Why has the turn of the twenty-first century been rocked by a new religious rebellion? From al Qaeda to Christian militias to insurgents in Iraq, a strident new religious activism has seized the imaginations of political rebels around the world. Building on his groundbreaking book, The New Cold War?: Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State, Mark Juergensmeyer here provides an up-to-date road map through this complex new religious terrain. Basing his discussion on interviews with militant activists and case studies of rebellious movements, Juergensmeyer puts a human face on conflicts that have become increasingly abstract. He revises our notions of religious revolution and offers positive proposals for responding to religious activism in ways that will diminish the violence and lead to an accommodation between radical religion and the secular world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520261570
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Series:
Comparative Studies in Religion and Society Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
995,052
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Rise of Religious Rebellion

1. The Religious Challenge to the Secular State
2. The Front Line of Religious Rebellion: The Middle East
3. Political Targets of Rebellion: South, Central, and Southeast Asia
4. Post-Cold War Rebels: Europe, Asia, and the United States
5. Transnational Networks: Global Jihad
6. The Enduring Problems of Violence, Democracy, and Human Rights

Conclusion: Religious Rebellion and Global War
Notes
List of
Interviews
Bibliography

Index

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