The Political Dimensions of Religion / Edition 1

The Political Dimensions of Religion / Edition 1

by Said Amir Arjomand
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791415589

ISBN-13: 9780791415580

Pub. Date: 08/01/1993

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This volume explores the relationship between religion and politics. It brings a varied sample of richly detailed comparative and case studies together with a set of analytical paradigms in an integrated framework. It is a major statement on a timely subject, and a plea for the acknowledgment of normative pluralism as firmly rooted in the history of religion. The

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This volume explores the relationship between religion and politics. It brings a varied sample of richly detailed comparative and case studies together with a set of analytical paradigms in an integrated framework. It is a major statement on a timely subject, and a plea for the acknowledgment of normative pluralism as firmly rooted in the history of religion. The editor shows that the fact of political diversity in the history of world religions compels the acceptance of pluralism as a normative principle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791415580
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Series:
SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction1
Pt. IReligion and the Institution of Order
1Religion and the Civilizational Dimensions of Politics13
2Religion and the Diversity of Normative Orders43
3Religion and Constitutionalism in Western History and in Modern Iran and Pakistan69
4Church, State, Nation, and Civil Society in Spain and Poland101
Pt. IIUtopian Religious Beliefs and Political Action
5Lost Primeval Bliss as Re-volutionary Expectation: Millennialism of Crisis in Peru and the Philippines157
6Note on the Shining Path and Modernized Millennialism in Peru169
7Antinomian Conduct at the Millennium: Metaphorical Conceptions of Time in Social Science and Social Life175
8Culture and Politics in Vietnamese Caodaism205
9Millennial Beliefs, Hierocratic Authority, and Revolution in Shiite Iran219
Pt. IIINormative Contentions and Current Issues
10Fundamentalism and the Political Mobilization of Women243
11An American Paradox: The Place of Religion in an Ambiguous polity273
Index287

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