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Politics in theology

Author: Gabriel R Ricci
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. ; London : Transaction Publishers, ©2012.
Series: Religion & public life, 38.
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This volume examines the relationship between religion and politics from a historical perspective. Contributors address specific moments in which political governance intersects with religious ideals in dramatic ways. These moments question the relationship between religious sentiments and political solutions and threaten to reorder the geopolitical landscape. These essays discuss the tensions produced by secularism  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel R Ricci
ISBN: 9781412843003 1412843006
OCLC Number: 795781960
Description: viii, 187 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Something as yet unfinished : Carl Becker and the liberal paradox / Adam Stauffer --
Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, and the necessity of political theology / Grant N. Havers --
Escape from theology : theistic and ontheistic religion in the socialist humanism of Erich Fromm / Peter Grosvenor --
The persistence of civil religion in modern Canada / John von Heyking --
The politicization of Hinduism and the Hinduization of politics : contrasting Hindu nationalism with the transformative visions of Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi / Jeffery D. Long --
Ontology, plurality, and Roman Catholic social teaching : an engagement with liberation theology / Roland Boer --
The Pseudo-Isidorian Decretals and church-state conflict / Mary E. Sommar --
Thomas Aquinas on providence, prudence, and natural law / Christopher S. Morrissey --
The mystical body of Christ and French Catholic action, 1926-1949 / W. Brian Newsome --
Secularism in Turkey : an analysis of the impact of Justice and Development Party's policies on the secularist state structure / Oya Dursun-Ozkanca.
Series Title: Religion & public life, 38.
Responsibility: Gabriel R. Ricci, editor.

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This volume examines the relationship between religion and politics from a historical perspective. Contributors address specific moments in which political governance intersects with religious ideals in dramatic ways. These moments question the relationship between religious sentiments and political solutions and threaten to reorder the geopolitical landscape. These essays discuss the tensions produced by secularism in an Islamic culture, the influence of Catholic theology in workers' political movements, and how Hinduism has been transformed by the political process. Also featured are essays that emphasize how civil religion coincides with constitutional order, and how the drama of religious tolerance and legitimization of the power of Christian hierarchy originated in the political power of the Roman emperor.

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