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Realists have long argued that the international system must be based on hard calculations of power and interest. But in recent years, religion's role on the international scene has grown. The Influence of Faith examines religion as a growing factor in world politics and U.S. foreign policy. Particular attention is placed on the American reaction to the persecution of Christians and Jews overseas, as well as the role of faith-based groups such as missionary and relief organizations in the formulation and implementation of U.S. policy. The Influence of Faith considers these timely issues from diverse points of view, offering broad historical analysis as well as concrete examples taken from current affairs.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Religion in the History of U.S. Foreign Policy Chapter 3 Religious Freedom and U.S. Foreign Policy: Categories and Choices Chapter 4 Religious Persecution and Religious Relevance in Today's World Chapter 5 The Political Sociology of the Crusade against Religious Persecution Chapter 6 China's Christian Connections Chapter 7 Political Islam and the Roots of Violence Chapter 8 The Rise of Christian Mission and Relief Agencies Chapter 9 Faith-Based NG's and U.S. Foreign Policy Chapter 10 Faith-Based NG's and the Government Embrace Chapter 11 Index