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The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Politics and Ideology

Edited By

Jeffrey Haynes

ISBN 9780367417826
Published August 17, 2021 by Routledge
386 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This comprehensive handbook examines relationships between religion, politics and ideology, with a focus on several world religions — Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism — in a variety of contexts, regions and countries.

Relationships between religion, politics and ideology help mould people’s attitudes about the way that political systems, both domestically and internationally, are organised and operate. While conceptually separate, religion, politics and ideology often become intertwined and as a result their relationships evolve over time. This volume brings together a number of expert contributors who explore a wide range of topical and controversial issues, including gender, nationalism, communism, fascism, populism and Islamism. Such topics inform the overall aim of the handbook: to provide a comprehensive summary of the relationships between religion, politics and ideology, including basic issues and new approaches.

This handbook is a major research resource for students, researchers and professionals from various disciplinary backgrounds, including religious studies, political science, international relations, and sociology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Religion, Politics and Ideology

Jeffrey Haynes

Section 1: Core Issues and Topics

1. Liberal Religion

Emanuel de Kadt

2. Secularism

Linde R. Draaisma and Erin K. Wilson

3. Atheism and Religion

Stuart McAnulla

4. Nationalism, Religion, Ideology

Atalia Omer

5. Religion and Gender

Leila Hadj Abdou

6. Life After Communism: Contemporary Orthodoxy, Politics and Society in Eastern Europe

Greg Simons

7. The Radical Right in Europe: Cultural Shifts and Religious Nativism

Michael Minkenberg

8. Caught in Mid-Stream: Islamism in the Transition from Politics of Piety to Formal Politics

Roel Meijer

Section 2: New Debates and Controversies

9. Religion Between Ethics and Ideology

Joseph A. Camilleri

10. Religion and the Ideology of Populism

Timothy Peace

11. Anarchism and Religion

Erik Ringmar

12. Religion and the Alt-Right

George Hawley

13. Making Sense of Salafism: Theological Foundations, Ideological Iterations, and Political Manifestations

Naveed S. Sheikh

14. Buddhist Nationalism

Saul Tobias

15. Christianism

Ben Ryan

16. Evangelicals and Ideology—Transnational or Local? Examining the Case of Latin American Evangelicals

Ruth Melkonian-Hoover and Dennis R. Hoover

Section 3: Country Case Studies

17. Italy

Luca Ozzano

18. A World Awakening: American Evangelicalism and Late-War Order

Robert J. Joustra

19. Russia: Orthodox Christianity

Marko Veković

20. Religious Fundamentalism, Liberal Nationalism, and Sectarian Solidarity Among Lebanese

Mansoor Moaddel, Jean Kors and Johan Gärde

21. Politics, Identity and Religion in Turkey: From Atatürk to the AKP

Jeffrey Haynes

22. Iran: Construction of a Shia Political Ideology in the Modern Age

Alireza Raisi

23. Religion and Ideology in Sri Lanka: Buddhism

Peter Friedlander

24. Hinduism, Hindutva, and Ideology

Abdul Shaban

25. Israelization of Judaism

David Ohana

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Jeffrey Haynes is Emeritus Professor of Politics at London Metropolitan University, UK. His areas of expertise are religion and international relations, religion and politics, democracy and democratisation, development studies, and comparative politics and globalisation. His publications include more than 50 books, most recently: Trump and the Politics of Neo-Nationalism (2021), Religion, Conflict and Post-Secular Politics (2020), and The Routledge Handbook to Religion and Political Parties (ed. 2020).