Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics

Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics

by Thomas Banchoff
     
 

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Globalization has spawned more active transnational religious communities, creating a powerful force in world affairs. Religious Pluralism, Globalization and World Politics, an incisive new collection of essays, explores the patterns of cooperation and conflict that mark this new religious pluralism. Shifting religious identities have encouraged interreligious… See more details below

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Globalization has spawned more active transnational religious communities, creating a powerful force in world affairs. Religious Pluralism, Globalization and World Politics, an incisive new collection of essays, explores the patterns of cooperation and conflict that mark this new religious pluralism. Shifting religious identities have encouraged interreligious dialogue and greater political engagement around global challenges including international development, conflict resolution, transitional justice, and bioethics. At the same time, interreligious competition has contributed to political conflict and running controversy over the meaning and scope of religious freedom. In this volume, leading scholars from a variety of disciplines examine how the forces of religious pluralism and globalization are playing out on the world stage.

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"A remarkable contribution to the study of religion in the public sphere. . . At its core, the book opens up profound discussions, not so much on the neutrality of the state, but rather on the conditions surrounding the many essential collaborations between states, secular organizations and religious groups."--Religion

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ISBN-13:
9780199886623
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/27/2008
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
File size:
2 MB

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