Books in category Religion – Religion, Politics & State

  • Why Tolerate Religion

    Why Tolerate Religion?
    Brian Leiter

    This provocative book addresses one of the most enduring puzzles in political philosophy and constitutional theory–why is religion singled out for preferential treatment in both law and public discourse?

  • Beware of Demagogues

    Beware of Demagogues
    Gerald H. Fickenscher

    Beware of Demagogues provides an insight into the venues by which American demagogues manipulate the public, such as public education, environmentalism, inflation, immigration, lotteries, and taxation.

  • God and Mrs Thatcher

    God and Mrs Thatcher
    Eliza Filby

    In an attempt to source the origins of Margaret Thatcher's 'conviction politics', Eliza Filby explores how Thatcher's worldview was shaped and guided by the lessons of piety, thrift and the Protestant work ethic learnt in Finkin Street …

  • Religion and Chinese Society Volume 1

    Religion and Chinese Society, Volume 1
    John Lagerwey

    These volumes contain a selection of twenty-one essays presented in a conference convened jointly by the Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient and the Centre for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, …

  • Nahdlatul Ulama and the Struggle for Power Within Islam and Politics in Indonesia

    Nahdlatul Ulama and the Struggle for Power Within Islam and Politics in Indonesia
    Robin Bush

    This book explores the political and ideological motivations behind the formation of the Nahdlatul Ulama-affiliated political party, and Abdurrahman Wahid's rise to the Presidency of Indonesia after having led NU for 15 years away from …

  • A Fatal Addiction

    A Fatal Addiction
    Thomas Block

    Do God and war define the American spirit as much as apple pie and baseball? This unsettling book illustrates how bellicose, war-like language is used to explain the spiritual quest.

  • A Nation Under God

    A Nation Under God?
    R. Bruce Douglass, Joshua Mitchell

    This book displays a distinctive set of arguments on topics that range from the ethics of religious witness in public life to the future of civil religion in America.

  • The Founders on Religion

    The Founders on Religion
    James H. Hutson

    What did the founders of America think about religion? Until now, there has been no reliable and impartial compendium of the founders' own remarks on religious matters that clearly answers the question. This book fills that gap.

  • Was America Founded as a Christian Nation

    Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?
    John Fea

    Presents a historical overview of the relationship between the United States and Christianity and an analysis of the beliefs of such figures as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington.

  • Ireland and the Vatican

    Ireland and the Vatican
    Dermot Keogh

    A comprehensive examination of the complex triangular relationship between the Irish government, the bishops and the Holy See from the origins of the Irish State in 1922 to the end of the de Valera government.

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