Religion and Politics: A Reference Handbook / Edition 1

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Delving into such subjects as the separation of church and state in the United States, the domination of the state by religion in Iran, and the control of religion by the state in China, this survey illuminates cultural differences. This book gives a revealing look at the numerous relationships between religion and politics. In the Church of England, for example, the 26 most senior Anglican bishops have seats in the House of Lords.

Religion and Politics also includes biographical sketches of thinkers and doers whose careers intersected religion and politics in significant ways, from the Berrigan brothers to Osama bin Laden. Also included are data and quotes, a directory of politically active religious groups, and a 150 page annotated bibliography.

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Editorial Reviews

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Storey and Utter (history and political science, respectively, Lamar Univ.; The Religious Right: A Reference Handbook. 2d ed.) here aim to show ways that religion and politics can intersect. Though the subjects range from Gandhi to Pat Robertson, the authors make their points by focusing on three representative situations: the separation between church and state in the United States, state regulation of religion in Iran, and control of religion in China. The text is divided into seven sections "Introduction," "Chronology," "Biographical Sketches," "Data and Quotations," "Directory of Organizations," "Print Resources," and "Nonprint Resources" with the United States, China, and Iran dominating the introduction as well as the biographical entries and the long bibliographies of print and nonprint resources. Though the chronology begins in 1750 B.C.E., the book's emphasis is on the 20th century and especially the last 30 years; entries on recent events are longer. As a handbook made up mostly of lists, this book is inevitably narrow. The introduction provides the only real analysis of issues, especially as they pertain to the three areas on which the authors chose to concentrate, and readers will have to look elsewhere for thought-provoking argument and in-depth information. Best suited for larger reference collections providing access to the sources listed. Naomi Hafter, Baltimore Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576072189
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/30/2002
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Chronology 31
3 Biographical Sketches 59
4 Data and Quotations 117
5 Directory of Organizations 139
6 Print Resources 163
7 Nonprint Resources 257
Glossary 313
Index 323
About the Authour 343
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