Books in category Religion – Religion, Politics & State

  • African American Religion and the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas

    African American Religion and the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas
    Johnny E. Williams

    The conventional view among scholars of the period is that religion as a source for social activism was marginal, conservative, or pacifying. Not so, argues Johnny E. Williams.

  • The Catholic Church in State Politics

    The Catholic Church in State Politics
    David A. Yamane

    In this groundbreaking work, David Yamane reveals the rich history, accomplishments, and challenges of bishops and their lay colleagues in local politics.

  • The Promise of Reinhold Niebuhr Third Edition

    The Promise of Reinhold Niebuhr, Third Edition
    Gabriel Fackre

    The Promise of Reinhold Niebuhr, first published in 1970, provides an introduction to the life and thought of Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971), arguably the most influential American theologian of the twentieth century.

  • The Liberal Conscience

    The Liberal Conscience
    Lucas Swaine

    Lucas Swaine challenges conventional thought & calls for a return to liberal traditions to bridge the gap between liberal societies & theocratic communities.

  • The Inscrutably Chinese Church

    The “Inscrutably Chinese” Church
    Nathan Faries

    The OInscrutably ChineseO Church moves readers nearer to the Chinese Christian experience, as Nathan Faries helps foreign readers to see with greater clarity just how Chinese Christians view their government and themselves in relation to …

  • The Myth of Religious Violence

    The Myth of Religious Violence
    William T Cavanaugh

    William T. Cavanaugh challenges this conventional wisdom by examining how the twin categories of religion and the secular are constructed.

  • Knowing the Enemy

    Knowing the Enemy
    Mary R. Habeck

    This penetrating book is the first to present the inner logic of al-Qaeda and like-minded extremist groups by which they justify September 11 and other terrorist attacks.

  • Everyday Nationalism

    Everyday Nationalism
    Kalyani Menon

    This ethnography analyzes the popularity of Hindu nationalism in contemporary India through examining the everyday acts of women activists, finding that women's ability to recruit individuals from a variety of backgrounds and the movement's …

  • Politics of Fear Practices of Hope

    Politics of Fear, Practices of Hope
    Stefan Skrimshire

    Where visions of a better future are replaced by the acceptance of a fearful present – a state of ‘war with no end' – this is an important examination of the beliefs that underpin our capacity to hope.

  • Religion and the Racist Right

    Religion and the Racist Right
    Michael Barkun

    In a new chapter written for the revised edition, he traces the role of Christian Identity figures in the dramatic events of the first half of the 1990s, from the Oklahoma City bombing and the rise of the militia movement to the Freemen …

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