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Religion and the Political Imagination

Religion and the Political Imagination

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ISBN-13: 9780521766548
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2010
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University and Research Associate at the Centre for History and Economics, King's College, Cambridge. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Professor Katznelson has published widely on the history of the western liberal tradition.

Gareth Stedman Jones is Professor of Political Thought in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. A fellow of King's College, Cambridge since 1974, he is also Director of the Centre for History and Economics and a Member of the Conseil Scientifique of the CNRS. Professor Stedman Jones has published numerous books and articles on Victorian London and modern European political thought.

Table of Contents

Introduction - multiple secularities Ira Katznelson and Gareth Stedman Jones; 1. Secularisation: religion and the roots of innovation in the political sphere Ingrid Creppell; 2. Regarding toleration and liberalism: considerations from the Anglo-Jewish experience Ira Katznelson; 3. The Enlightenment, the late eighteenth-century revolutions and their aftermath: the 'secularising' implications of Protestantism? David M. Thompson; 4. In the lands of the Ottomans: religion and politics Karen Barkey; 5. The Russian Orthodox Church and secularisation Geoffrey Hosking; 6. The American experience of secularisation Michael O'Brien; 7. French Catholic political thought from the deconfessionalisation of the state to the recognition of religious freedom Emile Perreau-Saussine; 8. Religion and the origins of socialism Gareth Stedman Jones; 9. From 1848 to Christian democracy Christopher Clark; 10. The disciplining of the religious conscience in nineteenth-century British politics Jonathan Parry; 11. Colonial secularisation and Islamism in North India: a relationship of creativity Humeira Iqtidar; 12. The 1960s Hugh McLeod; 13. Gendering secularisation: locating women in the transformation of British Christianity in the 1960s Callum G. Brown; 14. Does constitutionalisation lead to secularisation? Anat Scolnicov; 15. Europe's uneasy marriage of secularisation and Christianity since the 1960s and the challenge of contemporary religious pluralism Jytte Klausen; 16. On thick and thin religion: some critical reflections on secularisation theory Sudipta Kaviraj.

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