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This title explores some of the key issues which surround the politics of religion, an area which has historically been the cause of great controversy. Today religion is still the cause of a great deal of political debate, be it the teaching of the creationist theory in the United States or the relationship of church and state in Arabic countries. Four sections present a thorough overview of the politics of religion in historical perspective:
This title offers up-to-date and unbiased information that will provide a wealth of information to students, academics, business people and general researchers.
1. Essays: 1. Buddhism and Politics Peter G. Friedlander; 2. Christianity and Politics Jeffrey Haynes; 3. Rethinking the Myths of Islamic Politics Claire Heristchi and Andrea Teti; 4. Judaism and Politics Shmuel Sandler; 5. Hinduism and Politics James Chiriyankandath; 6. Religion and the Modern State John Madeley; 7. Religious Fundamentalism and Politics Jeffrey Haynes; 8. On the Nature of Religious Terrorism Adam Dolnik and Rohan Gunaratna; 9. Religion and Democracy John Anderson; 10. Religious Transnational Actors Jeffrey Haynes; 2. A-Z Glossary; 3. Maps; 4. Select Bibliography