The Political Origins of Religious Liberty (Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics) ePub download
by Anthony Gill
- ISBN: 052161273X
- ISBN13: 978-1107036758
- ePub: 1591 kb | FB2: 1510 kb
- Language: English
- Category: World
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (October 29, 2007)
- Pages: 280
- Rating: 4.6/5
- Votes: 870
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The last few decades have seen the growth of those who argue that "a strong wall that excludes religion from the public square can have the effect of privileging secularism" (p 21). How did we get to this point? Gill provides a thorough background on the development of religious liberty in colonial British America.
Gill makes history come alive while offering a unique theory of religious liberty that ought to become a. .I recommend this book to aficionados of both religious and political history and to lovers of religious liberty everywhere.
Gill makes history come alive while offering a unique theory of religious liberty that ought to become a discussion point in graduate level classes. I am no sure how well his theory would translate to other religions such as the expansion of Islamic states but that is outside the scope of this book.
Professor Gill approaches The Political Origins of Religious Liberty from a paradigm which would at first glance seem to clash: Rational choice and economic theory. Whether you are a spiritual person or not everyone "knows" religion is just one of those things that will always be around and for some historical and/or cultural reasons people believe it, right? Anthony approaches the idea of religious participation and liberty from what economists would call a "supply-side" perspective.
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics. Recommend to librarian.
Anthony James Gill (born July 17, 1965) is an American political scientist and adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Washington; he is a non-resident scholar at the Baylor University Institute for the Study of Religion. Gill specializes in political economy, comparative politics and religion. He obtained his PhD (1994) and MA (1989) from the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Political Origins of Religious. Structuring Politics: Historical Institutionalism in Comparative Analysis (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics). Post-Marxism Versus Cultural Studies: Theory, Politics and Intervention (Taking on the Political). Ritual and Religion in the Making of Humanity (Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology). 5 Things you didn’t know about your brain.
Professor Gill approaches The Political Origins of Religious Liberty from a paradigm which would at first glance . Gill's focus on simple mechanisms to explain religious phenomenon also gives the reader the tool-set he needs to analyze religious liberty and participation in scenarios not explained in his book.
The most important book ever written on religious liberty is also a delight to read. the emergence (or denial) of religious freedom.
Using insights from political economists, Gill develops a theory of the origins of religious liberty based upon the political and economic interests of governing officials. Political leaders are most likely to permit religious freedom when it enhances their own political survival, tax revenue, and the economic welfare of their country. He explores his theory using cases from British America, Latin America, Russia, and the Baltic states.
Politics and Religion 'provide compelling and original insights on the interaction between religion and politics in modern society. these books provide an excellent introduction to the study of religion and politics. Both are intensely argued, theoretically sophisticated and empirically well.