Nation and Religion

Nation and Religion

This collection of essays addresses these timely issues by providing both a general analysis of the region and more focused country-by-country examples.

Author: Fred Halliday

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 9780863567193

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The Middle East is a complex region where religion, culture and politi are deeply intertwined in a powerful relationship. From the early days of the Arab nationalist experiment to the emergence of Islamic fundamentalism in the early part of this century and beyond, the region's political movements have become a salient feature of its modern history and continue to be the subject of much heated debate and speculation. This collection of essays addresses these timely issues by providing both a general analysis of the region and more focused country-by-country examples. Among the many themes, nationalism and Islamism are re-examined to demonstrate their ongoing relevance and relationship to the presentday Arab context and identity. This is followed by a closer look at Islamist movements in Turkey, Iran, and Tunisia and how these forces may either come to erode the secular state (in the case of Turkey and Tunisia) or bolster the Islamic one (in the case of Iran). The author also examines the fate of the eight remaining monarchies of the Arab world and the conditions of their emergence, consolidation and continuation. By means of a thorough analysis of these important themes, along with country-specific case studies, the author provides a wealth of information that helps towards a comprehensive understanding of the region. 'An absorbing collection of essays ... Halliday's range allows him to make many penetrating cross-cultural comparisons.' New Statesman 'Nation and Religion in the Middle East provides a wealth of information that helps towards a comprehensive understanding of the region.' The Middle East 'A formidable collection.' Times Literary Supplement 'Halliday has proven one of the most wide-ranging and sophisticated analysts of the Middle East, and this collection of essays shows both those traits.' CHOICE
Categories: Political Science

Nation Dance

Nation Dance

In these essays the poetic vitality of the practitioner's voice meets the attentive commitment of the postcolonial scholar in a dance of "nations" across the waters.

Author: Patrick Taylor

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253108586

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Nation Dance Religion, Identity, and Cultural Difference in the Caribbean Edited by Patrick Taylor Addresses the interplay of diverse spiritual, religious, and cultural traditions across the Caribbean. Dealing with the ongoing interaction of rich and diverse cultural traditions from Cuba and Jamaica to Guyana and Surinam, Nation Dance addresses some of the major contemporary issues in the study of Caribbean religion and identity. The book's three sections move from a focus on spirituality and healing, to theology in social and political context, and on to questions of identity and diaspora. The book begins with the voices of female practitioners and then offers a broad, interdisciplinary examination of Caribbean religion and culture. Afro-Caribbean religions, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are all addressed, with specific reflections on SanterÃa, Palo Monte, Vodou, Winti, Obeah, Kali Mai, Orisha work, Spiritual Baptist faith, Spiritualism, Rastafari, Confucianism, Congregationalism, Pentecostalism, Catholicism, and liberation theology. Some essays are based on fieldwork, archival research, and textual or linguistic analysis, while others are concerned with methodological or theoretical issues. Contributors include practitioners and scholars, some very established in the field, others with fresh, new approaches; all of them come from the region or have done extensive fieldwork or research there. In these essays the poetic vitality of the practitioner's voice meets the attentive commitment of the postcolonial scholar in a dance of "nations" across the waters. Patrick Taylor, Associate Professor in the Division of Humanities and in the Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought at York University, Toronto, is past Deputy Director of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean and Editor-in-Chief of the Caribbean Religions Project. He is author of The Narrative of Liberation: Perspectives on Afro-Caribbean Literature, Popular Culture and Politics and co-editor of Forging Identities and Patterns of Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. His articles have appeared in Callaloo, Studies in Religion, and other scholarly journals and books. May 2001 224 pages, 1 b&w photo, 1 map, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4, bibl., index cloth 0-253-33835-2 $39.95 L / £30.50 paper 0-253-21431-9 $18.95 s / £14.50 books. Contents Acknowledgments Dancing the Nation: An Introduction,Patrick Taylor I. Spirituality, Healing and the Divine Across the Waters: Practitioners Speak, Eva Fernandez, Yvonne B. Drakes, and Deloris Seiveright How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land? Constructing the Divine in Caribbean Contexts, Althea Prince Communicating with our Gods: The Language of Winti, Petronella Breinburg The Intersemiotics of Obeah and Kali Mai in Guyana, Frederick Ivor Case Religions of African Origin in Cuba: A Gender Perspective, MarÃa Margarita Castro Flores II. Theology, Society and Politics Sheba's Song: The Bible, the Kebra Nagast and the Rastafari, Patrick Taylor Themes from West Indian Church History in Colonial and Post-Colonial Times, Arthur C. Dayfoot Congregationalism and Afro-Guyanese Autonomy, Juanita de Barros Eden after Eve: Christian Fundamentalism and Women in Barbados, Judith Soares Current Evolution of Relations between Religion and Politics in Haiti, Laënnec Hurbon III. Religion, Identity, and Diaspora Jamaican Diasporic Identity: The Metaphor of Yaad, Barry Chevannes Identity, Personhood and Religion in Caribbean Context, Abrahim H. Khan SanfancÃ3n: Orientalism, Self-Orientalization, and "Chinese Religion" in Cuba, Frank F. Scherer The Diasporic Mo(ve)ment: Indentureship and Indo-Caribbean Identity, Sean Lokaisingh-Meighoo Caribbean Religions: A Selected Bibliography
Categories: Religion

Henry VIII Authority Nation and Religion 1509 1540

Henry VIII   Authority  Nation and Religion  1509 1540

Featuring an active approach that brings History alive in the classroom, this book provides exam tips, activities and sources which give students the confidence to tackle the questions that come up in the AS or A2 exams.

Author: Alastair Armstrong

Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd

ISBN: 0435308106

Category:

Page: 192

View: 375

Featuring an active approach that brings History alive in the classroom, this book provides exam tips, activities and sources which give students the confidence to tackle the questions that come up in the AS or A2 exams.
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Bad Religion

Bad Religion

Traces the decline of Christianity in America since the 1950s, posing controversial arguments about the role of heresy in the nation's downfall while calling for a revival of traditional Christian practices.

Author: Ross Douthat

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439178331

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 286

Traces the decline of Christianity in America since the 1950s, posing controversial arguments about the role of heresy in the nation's downfall while calling for a revival of traditional Christian practices.
Categories: Political Science

Religion und Nation Nation und Religion

Religion und Nation  Nation und Religion

Michael Geyer Religion und Nation – Eine unbewältigte Geschichte Eine
einführende Betrachtung Daß die Nation oder jedenfalls der Nationalismus eine
Religion sei oder zumindest sein könne und daß die deutsche Nation , bzw. der ...

Author: Michael Geyer

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 3892446687

Category: Church and state

Page: 474

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Categories: Church and state

Nation and Religion

Nation and Religion

Author Juraj Buzalka analyses the interplay between religion, politics and memory in the context of postsocialist transformations in south-east Poland.

Author: Juraj Buzalka

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825899073

Category: History

Page: 237

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Author Juraj Buzalka analyses the interplay between religion, politics and memory in the context of postsocialist transformations in south-east Poland. He shows that two Catholic churches play a crucial role in commemorations of the warfare and ethnic cleansings that took place here during and after the Second World War: while the Roman Catholic Church claims a privileged status for the Polish nation, the Greek Catholic Church does the same for the Ukrainian minority. Central to Buzalka's analysis are changing forms of tolerance and multiculturalism, and the emergence of "post-peasant populism", a political culture rooted in rural social structures, ideologies and narratives, and saturated with religion. Buzalka's work is an innovative contribution to political anthropology and his findings will also be of interest to political scientists, social historians and sociologists.
Categories: History

Gender Nation and Religion in European Pilgrimage

Gender  Nation and Religion in European Pilgrimage

Through the explorations of such pilgrimages by a multidisciplinary range of international scholars, this book shows how the old routes of Europe are offering inspirational opportunities for making new journeys.

Author: Willy Jansen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409449645

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Old pilgrimage routes are attracting huge numbers of people. Religious or spiritual meanings are interwoven with socio-cultural and politico-strategic concerns and this book explores three such concerns of hot debate in Europe: religious identity construction in a changing European religious landscape; gender and sexual emancipation; and (trans)national identities in the context of migration and European unification. Through the explorations of such pilgrimages by a multidisciplinary range of international scholars, this book shows how the old routes of Europe are offering inspirational opportunities for making new journeys.
Categories: Social Science

One Nation Under God

One Nation Under God

Based on the most extensive survey ever conducted on religion in America, One Nation Under God delivers surprising revelations about the religious beliefs, practices, and affiliations of Americans.

Author: Barry Kosmin

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307780362

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 423

Based on the most extensive survey ever conducted on religion in America, One Nation Under God delivers surprising revelations about the religious beliefs, practices, and affiliations of Americans. "These statistical findings provide rich material for interpretation of the uniquely American religious experience."--Publishers Weekly.
Categories: Social Science

Race Nation and Religion in the Americas

Race  Nation  and Religion in the Americas

Assistant Professor of Religion and Society Henry Goldschmidt, Henry
Goldschmidt, Elizabeth McAlister, Associate Professor in the Department of
Religion and in the Programs in American Studies African-American Studies and
Latin ...

Author: Henry Goldschmidt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195149181

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 432

A collection of new essays exploring the complex and unstable articulations of race and religion. Drawing on original research, the authors investigate how race and religion have defined global relations, shaped the everyday lives of individuals and communities and how communities use religion to contest the power of racism.
Categories: Social Science

Race Nation and Religion in the Americas

Race  Nation  and Religion in the Americas

At other times, however, nation or religion (or other identities) have taken center
stage. And at times one finds more volatile or contested situations, in which race,
nation, religion, and other forms of identity struggle to assert conceptual and ...

Author: Henry Goldschmidt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198034024

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This collection of all new essays will explore the complex and unstable articulations of race and religion that have helped to produce "Black," "White," "Creole," "Indian," "Asian," and other racialized identities and communities in the Americas. Drawing on original research in a range of disciplines, the authors will investigate: 1) how the intertwined categories of race and religion have defined, and been defined by, global relations of power and inequality; 2) how racial and religious identities shape the everyday lives of individuals and communities; and 3) how racialized and marginalized communities use religion and religious discourses to contest the persistent power of racism in societies structured by inequality. Taken together, these essays will define a new standard of critical conversation on race and religion throughout the Americas.
Categories: Social Science

The Limits of Atlanticism

The Limits of Atlanticism

Working as Ombudsperson for Human Rights in the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, Gret Haller became aware that the reactions of the United States and Europe are hardly ever the same, be it in Bosnia or in other parts of the ...

Author: Gret Haller

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845453182

Category: Political Science

Page: 175

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Working as Ombudsperson for Human Rights in the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, Gret Haller became aware that the reactions of the United States and Europe are hardly ever the same, be it in Bosnia or in other parts of the world, with the current crisis in the Middle East offering just another example: in international negotiations it is always the United States that refuses to give up sovereignty. While Europeans view sharing as an instrument to guarantee freedom and peace, Washington sees it as a threat to its independence and power. Instead, the U.S. government relies on unsanctioned campaigns against rogue states. The author is not optimistic that the recent shift in the political climate in the U.S. will change this deeply ingrained attitude. In her book, based on in-depth and first-hand experience in the transatlantic political arena, the author concludes that any fresh approach towards addressing these differences will first require an understanding of their roots in history. In Europe, the Peace of Westphalia of 1648 began a development that led to the emergence of a nation-state that ultimately came to be based on shared sovereignty. In the New World, however, the dominance of society over the state marked a break with that European tradition.
Categories: Political Science

Nation and Religion

Nation and Religion

debate , deprivatized religion becomes a site of conflict over nonnegotiable rights
— for example , the parent's right to ... Is the assumption that by appealing to the
conscience of the nation religious spokespersons can evoke its moral ...

Author: Peter van der Veer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691219578

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Does modernity make religion politically irrelevant? Conventional scholarly and popular wisdom says that it does. The prevailing view assumes that the onset of western modernity--characterized by the rise of nationalism, the dominance of capitalism, and the emergence of powerful state institutions--favors secularism and relegates religion to the purely private realm. This collection of essays on nationalism and religion in Europe and Asia challenges that view. Contributors show that religion and politics are mixed together in complex and vitally important ways not just in the East, but in the West as well. The book focuses on four societies: India, Japan, Britain, and the Netherlands. It shows that religion and nationalism in these societies combined to produce such notions as the nation being chosen for a historical task (imperialism, for example), the possibility of national revival, and political leadership as a form of salvation. The volume also examines the qualities of religious discourse and practice that can be used for nationalist purposes, paying special attention to how religion can help to give meaning to sacrifice in national struggle. The book's comparative approach underscores that developments in colonizing and colonized countries, too often considered separately, are subtly interrelated. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Benedict R. Anderson, Talal Asad, Susan Bayly, Partha Chatterjee, Frans Groot, Harry Harootunian, Hugh McLeod, Barbara Metcalf, and Peter van Rooden.
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THE NIGERIAN NATION AND RELIGION

THE NIGERIAN NATION AND RELIGION

A political analyst observed that: Religious sentiments have dominated political
campaigns for general election . . . such development portended grave dangers
for the nation's democracy . . . politicians use religion to misinform the people,
they ...

Author: Hyacinth Kalu

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462029477

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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This book, which is the first of a-three-volume series of interfaith relationships in Nigeria, presents Nigeria as a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation, with religion controlling almost every aspects of life. It highlights the deep-rooted religious divide in Nigeria and looks into various ways that we can move beyond the religious bitterness existing among the three dominant religions in Nigeria: African traditional religion, Islam, and Christianity, and live, work and co-exit peacefully with one another as sisters and brothers. Although this volume begins with the history of Nigeria as nation, its primary interest, and indeed, the interest of the entire series, is not with the politics, economics, and culture of the Nigerian people per se; its primary focus is the religion of the people. Hence, it is a study of African Traditional Religion, Islam, and Christianity in Nigeria. The focus is not the theological and dogmatic principles and faith life of these religions, nor the individual and various sects within these religions; rather these religions are studied from the standpoint of interfaith encounter and relationships, as a requisite for peace, unity and harmony in Nigeria.
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The Secular Sacred

The Secular Sacred

The Secular Sacred will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, ethnographers, political scientists, and social psychologists, as well as students and scholars of cultural studies and semiotics.

Author: Markus Balkenhol

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030380502

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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How do religious emotions and national sentiment become entangled across the world? In exploring this theme, The Secular Sacred focuses on diverse topics such as the dynamic roles of Carnival in Brazil, the public contestation of ritual in Northern Nigeria, and the culturalization of secular tolerance in the Netherlands. The contributions focus on the ways in which sacrality and secularity mutually inform, enforce, and spill over into each other. The case studies offer a bottom-up, practice-oriented approach in which the authors are wary to use categories of religion and secular as neutral descriptive terms. The Secular Sacred will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, ethnographers, political scientists, and social psychologists, as well as students and scholars of cultural studies and semiotics. Chapter 1 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
Categories: Social Science

Faith in Nation

Faith in Nation

Not so, demonstrates Anthony W. Marx in this landmark work of revisionist political history and analysis.

Author: Anthony W. Marx

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198035284

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Common wisdom has long held that the ascent of the modern nation coincided with the flowering of Enlightenment democracy and the decline of religion, ringing in an age of tolerant, inclusive, liberal states. Not so, demonstrates Anthony W. Marx in this landmark work of revisionist political history and analysis. In a startling departure from a historical consensus that has dominated views of nationalism for the past quarter century, Marx argues that European nationalism emerged two centuries earlier, in the early modern era, as a form of mass political engagement based on religious conflict, intolerance, and exclusion. Challenging the self-congratulatory geneaology of civic Western nationalism, Marx shows how state-builders attempted to create a sense of national solidarity to support their burgeoning authority. Key to this process was the transfer of power from local to central rulers; the most suitable vehicle for effecting this transfer was religion and fanatical passions. Religious intolerance--specifically the exclusion of religious minorities from the nascent state--provided the glue that bonded the remaining populations together. Out of this often violent religious intolerance grew popular nationalist sentiment. Only after a core and exclusive nationality was formed in England and France, and less successfully in Spain, did these countries move into the "enlightened" 19th century, all the while continuing to export intolerance and exclusion to overseas colonies. Providing an explicitly political theory of early nation-building, rather than an account emphasizing economic imperatives or literary imaginings, Marx reveals that liberal, secular Western political traditions were founded on the basis of illiberal, intolerant origins. His provocative account also suggests that present-day exclusive and violent nation-building, or efforts to form solidarity through cultural or religious antagonisms, are not fundamentally different from the West's own earlier experiences.
Categories: Political Science

Hindu Wife Hindu Nation Community Religion and Cultural Nationalism

Hindu Wife  Hindu Nation  Community  Religion  and Cultural Nationalism

She explores the proto-nationalist novels of Bankimchandra Chattopadhyaya as well as scandal literature, rumors, women's memoirs, and the popular press of colonial times for the ""subaltern"" ideas that have shaped contemporary India.

Author: Tanika Sarkar

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004561368

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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What are the major Hindu ideas and traditions of India that have shaped dominant conceptions of womanhood, domesticity, wifeliness, and mothering, and of India as a ""Hindu"" nation? Tanika Sarkar analyzes literary and social traditions, the elite voices and popular culture that helped create the lived reality of north India today. She explores the proto-nationalist novels of Bankimchandra Chattopadhyaya as well as scandal literature, rumors, women's memoirs, and the popular press of colonial times for the ""subaltern"" ideas that have shaped contemporary India. Sarkar also examines the way earlier Indian religious traditions of saintliness, sacrifice, heroism, and warfare are being subverted or transformed by militant and fundamentalist forms of Hinduism.
Categories: Religion

Imperial Encounters

Imperial Encounters

In this volume, he explores one aspect of the subject in depth and provides a coherent single-voice narrative. The scholarship is of the highest level, and van der Veer writes very well, often with a clever nuance or twist.

Author: Peter van der Veer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069107478X

Category: History

Page: 205

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Picking up on Edward Said's claim that the historical experience of empire is common to both the colonizer and the colonized, Peter van der Veer takes the case of religion to examine the mutual impact of Britain's colonization of India on Indian and British culture. He shows that national culture in both India and Britain developed in relation to their shared colonial experience and that notions of religion and secularity were crucial in imagining the modern nation in both countries. In the process, van der Veer chronicles how these notions developed in the second half of the nineteenth century in relation to gender, race, language, spirituality, and science. Avoiding the pitfalls of both world systems theory and national historiography, this book problematizes oppositions between modern and traditional, secular and religious, progressive and reactionary. It shows that what often are assumed to be opposites are, in fact, profoundly entangled. In doing so, it upsets the convenient fiction that India is the land of eternal religion, existing outside of history, while Britain is the epitome of modern secularity and an agent of history. Van der Veer also accounts for the continuing role of religion in British culture and the strong part religion has played in the development of Indian civil society. This masterly work of scholarship brings into view the effects of the very close encounter between India and Britain--an intimate encounter that defined the character of both nations.
Categories: History

Secularization and Cultural Criticism

Secularization and Cultural Criticism

'Secularization and Cultural Criticism' examines the responses of a wide range of thinkers to illustrate exactly why the problem of secularisation in the study of society and culture should matter once again.

Author: Vincent P. Pecora

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226653129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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Religion is an undiscovered country for much of the secular academy, which remains deeply ambivalent about it as an object of study. On the one hand, secular scholars agree that it is time to take religion seriously. On the other, these same scholars persist in assuming that religion rests not on belief but on power and ideology. According to Vincent Pecora, the idea of the secular itself is the source of much of the contradiction and confusion in contemporary thought about religion. Pecora aims here to work through the paradoxes of secularization, which emerges in this book as an intractable problem for cultural criticism in the nation-states of the post-Enlightenment West. Secularization and Cultural Criticism examines the responses of a wide range of thinkers—Edward Said, Talal Asad, Jürgen Habermas, Walter Benjamin, Emile Durkheim, Carl Schmitt, Matthew Arnold, and Virginia Woolf, among others—to illustrate exactly why the problem of secularization in the study of society and culture should matter once again. Exploring the endemic difficulty posed by religion for the modern academy, Pecora makes sense of the value and potential impasses of secular cultural criticism in a global age.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Exodus

Exodus

AcknowledgementsPart One: Exodus History1. "Bent Twigs and Broken Backs": An Introduction2. Of the Black Church and the Making of a Black Public3. Exodus, Race, and the Politics of Nation4. Race, Nation, and the Ideology of Chosenness5.

Author: Eddie S. Glaude

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226298205

Category: History

Page: 216

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AcknowledgementsPart One: Exodus History1. "Bent Twigs and Broken Backs": An Introduction2. Of the Black Church and the Making of a Black Public3. Exodus, Race, and the Politics of Nation4. Race, Nation, and the Ideology of Chosenness5. The Nation and Freedom CelebrationsPart Two: Exodus Politics6. The Initial Years of the Black Convention Movement7. Respectability and Race, 1835-18428. "Pharaoh's on Both Sides of the Blood-Red Waters": Henry Highland Garnet and the National Convention of 1843Epilogue: The Tragedy of African American PoliticsNotesIndex Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Categories: History