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The Resource Meta-religion : religion and power in world history, James W. Laine

Meta-religion : religion and power in world history, James W. Laine

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Meta-religion : religion and power in world history
Title
Meta-religion
Title remainder
religion and power in world history
Statement of responsibility
James W. Laine
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Whereas many textbooks treat the subject of world religions in an apolitical way, as if each religion were a path for individuals seeking wisdom and not a discourse intimately connected with the exercise of power, James W. Laine treats religion and politics as halves of the same whole, tracing their relationship from the policies of Alexander the Great to the ideologies of modern Europe secularists, with stops in classical India, China, and the Islamic world. Meta-Religion is a groundbreaking text that brings power and politics to the fore of our understanding of world religions, placing relig
Cataloging source
E7B
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Laine, James W
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Religions
  • Religion and politics
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Religion and politics
  • Religions
  • Religion and politics
  • Religions
  • Religions
Label
Meta-religion : religion and power in world history, James W. Laine
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Imprint; Subvention; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; Part One. Religion and Empire in Antiquity, 330 B.C.-710 A.D.; 1. Alexander and Ashoka: Cosmopolitan Empires and Religious Policy from Egypt to India, 330-230 B.C.; 2. Imperial Religion: China to Rome, 250 B.C.-250 A.D.; 3. The Debate over Dharma: Hindus and Buddhists Compete for Ideological Dominance in South Asia; 4. Confessional Religion and Empire before the Rise of Islam; 5. The Rise of Islam and the Early Caliphate, 622-711 A.D
  • Part Two. The Islamic Millennium, 700-1700 A.D.6. Imperial Islam, 690-1500 A.D.; 7. The Great Islamic Empires of the Early Modern Era (ca. 1500-1700); Part Three. The Modern World; 8. Putting Religion in Its Place, I: Reformers, Kings, and Philosophers Challenge the Church; 9. Putting Religion in Its Place, II: Revolution and Religious Freedom; 10. The Contemporary Era: The Worldwide Regime of Meta-Religion; Conclusion; Notes; Suggested Readings; Index
Control code
ocn903962198
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520959996
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt149gjgr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903962198
Label
Meta-religion : religion and power in world history, James W. Laine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Imprint; Subvention; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; Part One. Religion and Empire in Antiquity, 330 B.C.-710 A.D.; 1. Alexander and Ashoka: Cosmopolitan Empires and Religious Policy from Egypt to India, 330-230 B.C.; 2. Imperial Religion: China to Rome, 250 B.C.-250 A.D.; 3. The Debate over Dharma: Hindus and Buddhists Compete for Ideological Dominance in South Asia; 4. Confessional Religion and Empire before the Rise of Islam; 5. The Rise of Islam and the Early Caliphate, 622-711 A.D
  • Part Two. The Islamic Millennium, 700-1700 A.D.6. Imperial Islam, 690-1500 A.D.; 7. The Great Islamic Empires of the Early Modern Era (ca. 1500-1700); Part Three. The Modern World; 8. Putting Religion in Its Place, I: Reformers, Kings, and Philosophers Challenge the Church; 9. Putting Religion in Its Place, II: Revolution and Religious Freedom; 10. The Contemporary Era: The Worldwide Regime of Meta-Religion; Conclusion; Notes; Suggested Readings; Index
Control code
ocn903962198
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520959996
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt149gjgr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903962198

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