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Religion in World History : The Persistence of Imperial Communion - John C. Super

Religion in World History

The Persistence of Imperial Communion

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Published: 8th December 2005
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In Religion and World History, distinguished authors John C. Super and Briane K. Turley examine the value of religion for interpreting the human experience in the past and present. They explore the elements of religion which best connect it to the cultural and political dynamics that have influenced history.

Working within this framework, Super and Turley present three unifying themes:

* the relationship between formal and informal religious beliefs, how these change through time, and how they are reflected in different cultures

* the relationship between church and state, from theocracies to the repression of religion

* the ongoing search for spiritual certainty, and the consequent splintering of core religious beliefs and the development of new ones.

One of the few recent books to examine religion's role in geo-political affairs, its unique approach enables the reader to grasp the many and complex ways in which religion acts upon and reacts to broader global processes.

Preface
The language of religion
Many paths to the summit
Sacred writings and oral traditions
Sacred places
The course of Empire
Repression and revolt
Religion, War and peace
Social questions
Saints and sinners
Artistic expression
Past as prologue
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780415314589
ISBN-10: 0415314585
Series: Themes in World History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 8th December 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1