The Alliance Between Church and State

Or, The Necessity and Equity of an Established Religion and a Test Law Demonstrated. In Three Books
Author: William Warburton
Publisher: N.A
Category: Church and state
Page: 451
View: 1663

Religion and State in Iran, 1785-1906

The Role of the Ulama in the Qajar Period
Author: Hamid Algar
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520041004
Category: Clergy
Page: 286
View: 7834

Religion and State

The Muslim Approach to Politics
Author: L. Carl. Brown
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231529376
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 5487
If Westerners know a single Islamic term, it is likely to be jihad, the Arabic word for "holy war." The image of Islam as an inherently aggressive and xenophobic religion has long prevailed in the West and can at times appear to be substantiated by current events. L. Carl Brown challenges this conventional wisdom with a fascinating historical overview of the relationship between religious and political life in the Muslim world ranging from Islam's early centuries to the present day. Religion and State examines the commonplace notion—held by both radical Muslim ideologues and various Western observers alike—that in Islam there is no separation between religion and politics. By placing this assertion in a broad historical context, the book reveals both the continuities between premodern and modern Islamic political thought as well as the distinctive dimensions of modern Muslim experiences. Brown shows that both the modern-day fundamentalists and their critics have it wrong when they posit an eternally militant, unchanging Islam outside of history. "They are conflating theology and history. They are confusing the oughtand the is," he writes. As the historical record shows, mainstream Muslim political thought in premodern times tended toward political quietism. Brown maintains that we can better understand present-day politics among Muslims by accepting the reality of their historical diversity while at the same time seeking to identify what may be distinctive in Muslim thought and action. In order to illuminate the distinguishing characteristics of Islam in relation to politics, Brown compares this religion with its two Semitic sisters, Judaism and Christianity, drawing striking comparisons between Islam today and Christianity during the Reformation. With a wealth of evidence, he recreates a tradition of Islamic diversity every bit as rich as that of Judaism and Christianity.

Church and State

Australia's Imaginary Wall
Author: Thomas R. Frame
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868409160
Category: History
Page: 96
View: 5803
Few Australians realize that the Constitution does not formally separate Church and State. Tom Frame argues that some contact between organized religion and government is both inevitable and, in some circumstances, highly desirable. But there are continuing and unnecessary tensions, for which Christians are largely responsible. This book explores the nature of the tensions, and how to deal with them.

A World Survey of Religion and the State

Author: Jonathan Fox
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139472593
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 1289
This book delves into the extent of government involvement in religion between 1990 and 2002 using both quantitative and qualitative methodology. The study is based on the Religion and State dataset, which includes 175 governments across the globe, all of which are addressed individually in this book. The forms of involvement examined in this study include whether the government has an official religion, whether some religions are given preferential treatment, religious discrimination against minority religion, government regulation of the majority religion, and religious legislation. The study shows that government involvement in religion is ubiquitous, that it increased significantly during this period, and that only a minority of states, including a minority of democracies, have separation of religion and state. These findings contradict the predictions of religion's reduced public significance found in modernization and secularization theory. The findings also demonstrate that state religious monopolies are linked to reduced religious participation.

Religion and State in Syria

The Sunni Ulama from Coup to Revolution
Author: Thomas Pierret
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107026415
Category: Political Science
Page: 276
View: 9952
This book affords a new perspective on Syria as it stands at the crossroads of political, social and religious fragmentation.

Between Church and State

Religion and Public Education in a Multicultural America
Author: James W. Fraser
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421420597
Category: Education
Page: 296
View: 8515
Today, the ongoing controversy about the place—or lack of place—of religion in public schools is a burning issue in the United States. Prayer at football games, creationism in the classroom, the teaching of religion and morals, and public funding for private religious schools are just a few of the subjects over which people are skirmishing. In Between Church and State, historian and pastor James W. Fraser shows that these battles have been going on for as long as there have been public schools and argues there has never been any consensus about what the "separation of church and state" means for American society or about the proper relationship between religion and public education. Looking at the difficult question of how private issues of faith can be reconciled with the very public nature of schooling, Fraser’s classic book paints a complex picture of how a multicultural society struggles to take the deep commitments of people of faith into account—including people of many different faiths and no faith. In this fully updated second edition, Fraser tackles the culture wars, adding fresh material on current battles over public funding for private religious schools. He also addresses the development of the long-simmering evolution-creationism debate and explores the tensions surrounding a discussion of religion and the accommodation of an increasingly religiously diverse American student body. Between Church and State includes new scholarship on the role of Roger Williams and William Penn in developing early American conceptions of religious liberty. It traces the modern expansion of Catholic parochial schools and closely examines the passage of the First Amendment, changes in American Indian tribal education, the place of religion in Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois’s debates about African American schooling, and the rapid growth of Jewish day schools among a community previously known for its deep commitment to secular public education.

Church and State in America

The First Two Centuries
Author: James H. Hutson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139467905
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 2822
This is an account of the ideas about and public policies relating to the relationship between government and religion from the settlement of Virginia in 1607 to the presidency of Andrew Jackson, 1829–37. This book describes the impact and the relationship of various events, legislative, and judicial actions, including the English Toleration Act of 1689, the First and Second Great Awakenings, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and Jefferson's Letter to the Danbury Baptists. Four principles were paramount in the American approach to government's relation to religion: the importance of religion to public welfare; the resulting desirability of government support of religion (within the limitations of political culture); liberty of conscience and voluntaryism; the requirement that religion be supported by free will offerings, not taxation. Hutson analyzes and describes the development and interplay of these principles, and considers the relevance of the concept of the separation of church and state during this period.

Democratic Authority and the Separation of Church and State

Author: Robert Audi
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199796084
Category: Law
Page: 180
View: 5166
This book clarifies the relation between religion and ethics, articulates principles governing religion in politics, and outlines a theory of civic virtue. It frames institutional principles to guide governmental policies toward religion and counterpart standards to guide individual citizens; and it defends an account of toleration that leavens the ethical framework both in individual nations and internationally.

Church and State in Old and New Worlds

Author: Hilary M. Carey,John Gascoigne
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900419200X
Category: Religion
Page: 341
View: 6418
Drawing on a diverse range of case studies in both the Old World of Europe and the New World of the European settler societies in the United States, Australia and New Zealand this volume offers an original perspective on the conduct of church-state relations and how these have been reshaped by translation from the Old to the New Worlds.

Religion and State in Tanzania Revisited

Reflections from 50 Years of Independence
Author: Thomas Ndaluka,Frans Wijsen
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643905467
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 9503
This book looks at the relationship between religion and state in Tanzania as a feature of the Tanzanian social scene, from pre-colonial/colonial times to post-colonial times. It examines the changes in the character of religion and state relations, especially after independence, and the way these changes are experienced in different communities - particularly by African traditionalists, Muslims, and Christians. The book studies the nature of the relationship between religion and state, the way it is conceptualized and experienced, and the implications for the democratic aspirations of pluralist Tanzania. (Series: Interreligious Studies - Vol. 7) [Subject: History, African Studies, Religious Studies, Politics]

Decentering Discussions on Religion and State

Emerging Narratives, Challenging Perspectives
Author: Sargon George Donabed,Autumn Quezada-Grant
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739193260
Category: Political Science
Page: 340
View: 1182
This volume offers readers new openings through which to understand critical but overlooked ideas about religion–state relations. It decenters discussions away from national narratives allowing for emerging voices at the individual and community levels, highlighting interactions of people with the state over questions about religion.

Church and State in the Modern World

A Critical Assessment and Annotated Bibliography
Author: James Edward Wood
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313256042
Category: Religion
Page: 649
View: 7694
This comprehensive bibliography includes entries related to the subject of church and state.

Religion and Politics in America: An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life [2 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life
Author: Frank J. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844369
Category: Religion
Page: 899
View: 9730
There has always been an intricate relationship between religion and politics. This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview of the interrelation of religion and politics from colonial days to the present. • Enables readers to understand why religion and politics are necessarily interrelated • Demonstrates how today's heated controversies about the delicate balance between religious beliefs and government policies in America are not new but have existed since the foundation of the nation • Represents an ideal resource for students writing position papers regarding the separation of church and state (or lack of)

Religion and Politics in the United States

Author: Kenneth D. Wald,Allison Calhoun-Brown
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742540415
Category: Political Science
Page: 445
View: 5282
In this edition, updated to reflect recent events and trends, Wald (political science, U. of Florida, Gainesville) and Calhoun-Brown (political science, Georgia State U., Atlanta) show how religious ideas, institutions, movements and communities figure in American political life. They cover whether the US is in fact a secular society, the relations

Religion and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Mexico

Author: Ben Fallaw
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822353377
Category: History
Page: 329
View: 6314
This volume offers a powerful argument that Catholics and Catholicism had a more pervasive and impeding influence on postrevolutionary state formation in Mexico than historians have recognized or acknowledged.

Religion and Politics, Or, Church and State

Author: Peter Dobell
Publisher: N.A
Category: Church and state
Page: 80
View: 509

Historiography, Religion, and State in Medieval India

Author: Satish Chandra
Publisher: Har-Anand Publications
ISBN: 9788124100356
Category: Civilization, Medieval
Page: 240
View: 5747
The Present Work Starts With The Theme Of Decentring Of History And How, In The Context Of Decolonization And Goes On To Assess The Impact Of Central Asian Ideas And Institutions On Indian History During The 10Th To 14Th Centuries, And The Growing Concept Of Historiography In The Country. The Book Also Discusses The Concept And Evolution Of Different Types Of Islamic States In India-Orthodox, Moderate, Liberal And Secularist.

Religion and Loyalty, Or the Reverence Due Both to Church and State, Asserted

In a Sermon, Preach'd at the Parish-church of Bishop-Stortford, ... Aug. 31. 1708. at the Anniversary Solemnity of the School-feast. ... By John Waller, ...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: 22
View: 1886

Church and State

Religious Nationalism and State Identification in Post-Communist Romania
Author: Cristian Romocea
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441183183
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 7280
Twenty years have passed since the fall of the Iron Curtain, yet emerging democracies continue to struggle with a secular state which does not give preference to churches as major political players. This book explores the nationalist inclinations of an Eastern Orthodox Church as it interacts with a politically immature yet decisively democratic Eastern European state. Discussing the birth pangs of extreme nationalist movements of the twentieth century, it offers a creative retelling of the ideological idiosyncrasies which have characterized Marxist Communism and Nazism. Cristian Romocea provides a constant juxtaposition of the ideological movements as they interacted and affected organized religion, at times seeking to remove it, assimilate it or even imitate it. Of interest to historians, theologians and politicians, this book introduces the reader, through a case study of Romania, to relevant and contemporary challenges churches worldwide are facing in a context characterized by increased secularization of the state and radicalization of religion.