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Reaping the Whirlwind : Liberal Democracy and the Religious Axis (Hardcover)

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In Reaping the Whirlwind John R. Pottenger provides a survey of the historical and contemporary relationships between religious expression and liberal democracy in the modern world. The first part of the book lays the groundwork of his analysis by using examples from history to demonstrate the genesis of political and religious "whirlwinds." It goes on to explore contemporary case studies, such as conflicts between Mormons and Evangelicals in the United States, liberation theology in Latin America, Islam and the state in Uzbekistan, and radical Christian reconstructionism. Pottenger believes that the formal institutions of liberal democracy should maintain this turbulence, even as religious activism threatens to upset the balance. He concludes by advocating religious liberty and recognizing the individual and social need for expression. At the same time, he maintains that the survival of liberal democracy requires that these religious traditions not dominate the public sphere.

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Publisher Georgetown Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781589011694
SKU 203302916
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1589011694
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0352
Publisher Georgetown University Press
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