God's Rule: The Politics of World Religions

God's Rule: The Politics of World Religions

by Jacob Neusner (Editor)

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God's Rule: The Politics of World Religions by Jacob Neusner

Anthology on how world religions understand politics. Designed for students and lay persons, each chapter includes highly accessible discussions of the following points: 1. what the tradition's classical and scriptural sources say about politics; 2. the tradition's theory of politics; 3. the medium the tradition uses to express politics; 4. the tradition's message of politics; 5. and how the tradition views nonbelievers. Contributors include Jacob Neusner on Judaism; Bruce Chilton on primitive and early Christianity; Charles Curran on Catholic Christianity; Petros Vassiliades on Orthodox Christianity; Martin Marty on Reformation Christianity; John Esposito on Islam; Brian Smith on Hinduism; Mark Csikszentmihalyi on Confucianism; and Todd Lewis on Buddhism. William Scott Green provides a lucid introduction, and each chapter includes suggestions for further reading. The book also includes a glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878409105
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jacob Neusner is Senior Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He is the author of several books on Judaism, including Judaism's Theological Voice: The Melody of the Talmud, A History of Jews in Babylonia and numerous analytical translations of Jewish texts.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Religion and Politics—A Volatile MixWilliam Scott Green

1. JudaismJacob Neusner2. Primitive and Early ChristianityBruce Chilton

3. Catholic ChristianityCharles E. Curran

4. Orthodox ChristianityPetros Vassiliadis

5. Reformation ChristianityMartin E. Marty

6. Classical IslamJohn L. Esposito and Natana J. De Long-Bas7. Modern IslamJohn L. Esposito and Natana J. De Long-Bas

8. HinduismBrian K. Smith9. ConfucianismMark A. Csikszentmihalyi

10. BuddhismTodd Lewis

ConclusionTodd Lewis

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