Title

Conclusion: the political roles of religion

Editors

Ted G. Jelen; Clyde Wilcox

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

4-2002

Publication Title

Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective: The One, the Few, and the Many

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Publisher Location

New York

First page number:

314

Last page number:

324

Abstract

Religion is resurgent across the globe. In many countries it is a powerful source of political mobilization, and in some, potent social cleavage. In some, religion reinforces the state, while in others, it provides the space for resistance. This book contains a series of detailed studies examining religion and politics in specific countries or regions. The studies include countries with one dominant religious tradition, and others with two or more competing traditions. They encompass Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Hinduism, Shinto, and Buddhism. They involve states where religion and politics are closely linked, and others with at least a basic separation between church and state.

Keywords

Buddhism; Catholic Church; Church and state; Hinduism; Islam; Protestantism; Religion; Religion and politics; Shinto

Disciplines

American Politics | Catholic Studies | Political Science | Religion

Language

English

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