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Political Religion: Secularity and the Study of Religion in Global Civil Society

May, John D'Arcy (2008) Political Religion: Secularity and the Study of Religion in Global Civil Society. In: Religion, Spirituality and the Social Sciences: Challenging Marginalisation. The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 9-22. ISBN 978 1 84742 041 1


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Religious Studies (RS) and International Relations (IR) have grown apart at the very time when it would be fruitful to study them together. For this to happen, questions regarding the relation of religion to politics, especially the status of religious communities in secular liberal societies. The 'scientific' nature of RS must also be scrutinised if an 'engaged' study of religions in the emerging global civil society is to be possible.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Religious studies, international relations, civil society
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: A - World Religions
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Dr John D'Arcy May
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 04:35
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 01:25
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1583

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