Why Politics Can't Be Freed from Religion (Paperback)

Author: Strenski, Ivan

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"Why Politics Can''t be Freed From Religion" is an original, erudite, and timely new book from Ivan Strenski. Itinterrogates the central ideas and contexts behind religion, politics, and power, proposing an alternative way in which we should think about these issues in the twenty-first century.A timely and highly original contribution to debates about religion, politics and power - and how historic and social influences have prejudiced our understanding of these conceptsProposes a new theoretical framework to think about what these ideas and institutions mean in today&''s societyApplies this new perspective to a variety of real-world issues, including insights into suicide bombers in the Middle EastIncludes radical critiques of the religious and political perspectives of thinkers such as Talal Asad and Michel FoucaultDislodges our conventional thinking about politics and religion, and in doing so, helps make sense of the complexities of our twenty-first century world


Publisher Blackwell Pub
Mfg Part# 9781405176484
SKU 213375659
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1405176482
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0204
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
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