Religion and Politics : : Cultural Perspectives / / by Daniel Šuber, (Edited by) Bernhard Giesen.

This volume brings together essays by such eminent scholars like Shmuel N. Eisenstadt, Mary Douglas, Thomas Luckmann, Reinhart Koselleck, and Jan Assmann on the topic of politics and religion. The relationship between religious and cultural visions on the one hand and socio-political structures on t...

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Superior document:International Studies in Religion and Society ; 3
Place / Publishing House:Leiden;, Boston : : BRILL,, 2005.
Year of Publication:2005
Edition:1st ed.
Series:International Studies in Religion and Society ; 3.
Physical Description:1 online resource (331 p.)
Notes:Description based upon print version of record.
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Table of Contents:
  • Bernhard Giesen and Daniel Šuber , Politics and Religion: An Introduction
  • Part A - Conceptual Perspectives
  • Shmuel N. Eisenstadt The Transformations of the Religious Dimension in the Constitution of Contemporary Modernities
  • Jan Assmann , Axial' Breakthroughs and Semantic ,Relocations' in Ancient Egypt and Israel
  • Mary Douglas , Politics and Religion from an Anthropological Point of View. An Interview with Mary Douglas
  • Thomas Luckmann , Religion and Morality in Modern Europe Compared to the Religious Situation in the United States of America
  • Bernhard Giesen , Tales of Transcendence. Imagining the Sacred in Politics
  • Part B - Religious Origins of Modernity
  • Jan Assmann Monotheism and Its Political Consequences
  • Shmuel N. Eisenstadt The Religious Origins of Modern Radical Movements
  • Jan Assmann , Political Theology. Religion as Legitimizing Fiction in Antique and Early Modern Critique
  • Part C - Aspects of Secularization
  • Reinhart Koselleck , Temporal Foreshortening and Acceleration: A Study on Secularization
  • Rudolf Schlög Secularization: German Catholicism on the Eve of Modernity
  • Daniel Šuber , Religion, Philosophy and Social Science. The Rise of Modern Social Science from the point of view of Conceptual History
  • Matthias Koenig , Politics and Religion in European Nation-States. Institutional Varieties and Contemporary Transformations.