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

Introduction

Part I. Religion and the Institution of Order

1. Religion and the Civilizational Dimensions of Politics
S. N. Eisenstadt

2. Religion and the Diversity of Normative Orders
Said Amir Arjomand

3. Religion and Constitutionalism in Western History and in Modern Iran and Pakistan
Said Amir Arjomand

4. Church, State, Nation, and Civil Society in Spain and Poland
José Casanova

Part II. Utopian Religious Beliefs and Political Action

5. Lost Primeval Bliss as Re-volutionary Expectation: Millennialism of Crisis In Peru and the Philippines
Manuel Sarkisyanz

6. Note on the Shining Path and Modernized Millennialism in Peru
Javier Diaz-Albertini

7. Antinomian Conduct at the Millennium: Metaphorical Conceptions of Time in Social Science and Social Life
Karen E. Fields

8. Culture and Politics in Vietnamese Caodaism
Manuel Sarkisyanz

9. Millennial Beliefs, Hierocratic Authority, and Revolution in Shi'ite Iran
Said Amir Arjomand

Part III. Normative Contentions and Current Issues

10. Fundamentalism and the Political Mobilization of Women
Martin Riesebrodt

11. An American Paradox: The Place of Religion in an Ambiguous Polity
Steven M. Tipton

Index

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