Religion and Political Power

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Religion and Political Power

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This book explores the interaction between two of the most charged topics in the modern world, religion and politics. It shows the inextricable connection between religious attitudes and representations, and political activities.

After an introductory chapter explores theoretically the religious articulations of political power, the authors examine the role played by religion in the current political situation in several countries. Approaching these cases as anthropologists, historians, sociologists, and political scientists, the authors make visible the dialectical relationship between religion and the pursuit of political power--on the one hand, the political significance of religious choices, and on the other, the almost unavoidable need to articulate in religious terms a group's attempt to acquire, maintain, or expand political power.

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Gustavo Benavides is Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at Villanova University.

M. W. Daly is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Memphis State University.

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Publisher: State University of New York Press, 1989
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