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The new Cold War? : religious nationalism confronts the secular state

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Series: Comparative studies in religion and society, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study paints a provocative picture of the new religious revolutionaries altering the political landscape of the Middle East, South and Central Asia and Eastern Europe. The author asks whether religious confrontations with secular authorities will lead to a new Cold War.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Juergensmeyer
ISBN: 0520080785 9780520080782 0520086511 9780520086517
OCLC Number: 25552641
Description: xi, 292 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Rise of Religious Nationalism --
pt. 1. Religion vs. Secular Nationalism. 1. The Loss of Faith in Secular Nationalism. Faith in Secular Nationalism. The Religious Rejection of Secular Nationalism. 2. Competing Ideologies of Order. Secular Nationalism in the West. The Competition between Two Ideologies. How Secular Nationalism Failed to Accommodate Religion. Can Religion Accommodate the Nation-State? --
pt. 2. The Global Confrontations. 3. Models of Religious Revolution: The Middle East. The Ingredients of a Religious Revolt. Iran: The Paradigmatic Religious Revolution. Egypt's Incipient Religious Revolt. Religious Revolt in a Jewish State. The Islamic Intifada: A Revolt within the Palestinian Revolution. 4. Political Targets of Religion: South Asia. Militant Hindu Nationalism. The Sikh War against Both Secular and Hindu Nationalism. Sri Lanka's Unfinished Religious Revolt. 5. Religious Ambivalence toward Socialist Nationalism: Formerly Marxist States. Religious Revival in Mongolia. Islamic Nationalism in Central Asia. The Religious Rejection of Socialism in Eastern Europe. The Ambivalent Relationship of Religion and Socialism. Patterns of Religious Revolt --
pt. 3. The Problems Ahead. 6. Why Religious Confrontations Are Violent. The Rhetoric of Cosmic War. When Cosmic War Becomes Real. Religious Sanction for the Use of Violence. Empowering Marginal Peoples. 7. Democracy, Human Rights, and the Modern Religious State. Theocracy or Democracy? The Protection of Minority Rights. The Protection of Individual Rights --
Conclusion: Can We Live with Religious Nationalism?
Series Title: Comparative studies in religion and society, 5.
Responsibility: Mark Juergensmeyer.
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Paints a picture of the religious revolutionaries altering the political landscape in the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. This title situates the growth of religious  Read more...

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"Mark Juergensmeyer's "The New Cold War? makes the history and issues surrounding world-wide fundamentalism accessible to a general audience." --Mary Warner Marien, "Christian Science Monitor

 
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