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Paperback The New Cold War?: Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State Volume 5 Book

ISBN: 0520086511

ISBN13: 9780520086517

The New Cold War?: Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State Volume 5

(Part of the Comparative Studies in Religion and Society Series)

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Will the religious confrontations with secular authorities around the world lead to a new Cold War? Mark Juergensmeyer paints a provocative picture of the new religious revolutionaries altering the political landscape in the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. Impassioned Muslim leaders in Egypt, Palestine, and Algeria, political rabbis in Israel, militant Sikhs in India, and triumphant Catholic clergy in Eastern Europe are...

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Excellent Discussion!

Juergensmeyer is an authority on religious violence. This book presents his theory that religious nationalism, far from having died out as many people believd it would, is still a very potent force in world politics. He also details an excellent theory of violent religious groups seeing themselves as engaged in a "Cosmic War" of good against evil, which elevates their struggle from the merely poltical to the otherworldly. An exceptional book from a knowledgeable scholar.
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