RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 795781960 LA English T1 Politics in theology A1 Ricci, Gabriel R.,, PB Transaction Publishers PP New Brunswick, N.J.; London YR 2012 SN 9781412843003 1412843006 AB 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.