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The Resource Ancient religions, modern politics : the Islamic case in comparative perspective, Michael Cook

Ancient religions, modern politics : the Islamic case in comparative perspective, Michael Cook

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Ancient religions, modern politics : the Islamic case in comparative perspective
Title
Ancient religions, modern politics
Title remainder
the Islamic case in comparative perspective
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cook
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why does Islam play a larger role in contemporary politics than other religions? Is there something about the Islamic heritage that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other faiths to invoke it in their political life? If so, what is it? Ancient Religions, Modern Politics seeks to answer these questions by examining the roles of Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity in modern political life, placing special emphasis on the relevance--or irrelevance--of their heritages to today's social and political concerns. Michael Cook takes an in-depth, comparative look at political identity, social values, attitudes to warfare, views about the role of religion in various cultural domains, and conceptions of the polity. In all these fields he finds that the Islamic heritage offers richer resources for those engaged in current politics than either the Hindu or the Christian heritages. He uses this finding to explain the fact that, despite the existence of Hindu and Christian counterparts to some aspects of Islamism, the phenomenon as a whole is unique in the world today. The book also shows that fundamentalism--in the sense of a determination to return to the original sources of the religion--is politically more adaptive for Muslims than it is for Hindus or Christians. A sweeping comparative analysis by one of the world's leading scholars of premodern Islam, Ancient Religions, Modern Politics sheds important light on the relationship between the foundational texts of these three great religious traditions and the politics of their followers today"--
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EBLCP
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1940-
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Cook, Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Islam and politics
  • Christianity and politics
  • Hinduism and politics
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Religious fundamentalism
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Christianity and politics
  • Hinduism and politics
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Religious fundamentalism
  • Islam
  • Godsdiensten
  • Vergelijkende godsdienstwetenschap
  • Christianity and politics
  • Hinduism and politics
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic fundamentalism -- Political aspects
  • Religious fundamentalism -- Political aspects
Label
Ancient religions, modern politics : the Islamic case in comparative perspective, Michael Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Identity -- Islam and identity -- Hinduism and identity -- Catholicism and identity in Latin America -- Part 2. Values -- Society -- Warfare -- Divine jealousy -- Polity -- Part 3. Fundamentalism -- Islam and fundamentalism -- Hinduism and fundamentalism -- Latin American Catholicism and fundamentalism
Control code
ocn870597417
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 541 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850273
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt582sk1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870597417
Label
Ancient religions, modern politics : the Islamic case in comparative perspective, Michael Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Identity -- Islam and identity -- Hinduism and identity -- Catholicism and identity in Latin America -- Part 2. Values -- Society -- Warfare -- Divine jealousy -- Polity -- Part 3. Fundamentalism -- Islam and fundamentalism -- Hinduism and fundamentalism -- Latin American Catholicism and fundamentalism
Control code
ocn870597417
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 541 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850273
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt582sk1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870597417

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