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Religion and Power : No Logos without Mythos.

Author: David Martin
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book David Martin argues, against Juergen Habermas, that religion and politics share a common mythic basis and that it is misleading to contrast the rationality of politics with the irrationality of religion. In contrast to Richard Dawkins (and New Atheists generally), Martin argues that the approach taken is brazenly unscientific and that the proclivity to violence is a shared feature of religion,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Martin, David.
Religion and Power : No Logos without Mythos.
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Martin
ISBN: 9781472433619 1472433610
OCLC Number: 882769690
Description: 1 online resource (281 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Secularisation, Secularism and the Post-Secular: The Power Dimension; PART 1: Religion, War and Violence; 2 The Problematic; 3 The Rhetorical Issue of Sentences about Religion and Violence; 4 Modes of Truth and Rival Narratives; 5 The Rival Narratives; PART II: Religion and Nationalism, Religion and Politics; 6 The Political Future of Religion; 7 Nationalism and Religion: Collective Identity and Choice; 8 Charisma and Founding Fatherhood; 9 Religion and Politics; 10 Religion, Politics and Secularisation; 11 No Logos without Mythos. PART III: Religion, Power and Emplacement12 The Historical Ecology of European and North American Religion; 13 Inscribing the General Theory of Secularisation and Its Basic Patterns; 14 England and London; 15 Moscow and Eurasia; Index.

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In this book David Martin argues, against Juergen Habermas, that religion and politics share a common mythic basis and that it is misleading to contrast the rationality of politics with the  Read more...

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`At last, a book from a leading sociologist about the real relations between religion, politics, and violence. It sets the standard for future discussions.'Keith Ward, Oxford University, UK`Not since Read more...

 
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