Religion and the State: An International Analysis of Roles and Relationships, 1st Edition

  • Scott A. Merriman
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  • ISBN-10: 1598841343
  • ISBN-13: 9781598841343
  • DDC: 322.109
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 383 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

The interaction between church and state takes many forms around the world today. In the U.S. Constitution, the two are declared separate, while a number of countries where religion plays a significant role in government policy avoid defining the relationship altogether. Then there are the outright theocracies, where church and state are not only inseparable, but indistinguishable.

At a time when faith-based groups have become more politically active in the United States, and with religious conflicts at the epicenter of many of the world's most dangerous hotspots, Religion and the State: An International Analysis of Roles and Relationships could not be more welcomed or timely. Country by country, faith by faith, it unravels the historic underpinnings and long-range effects of the relationship between religious principles and the operations of government in its many guises worldwide.

The work combines topical essays on significant developments in the confluence of religion and law throughout the world with short descriptions of each countries' current treatment of religion. Readers can investigate specific nations, compare situations across nations, and explore key issues in the pervasive, often controversial relationship between religion and government.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Introduction.
Acknowledgments.
Timeline.
1: Essays.
2: Abortion, the State, and Religion.
3: African and Afro-Caribbean Religions and the State.
4: Alcohol, Religion, and the State.
5: Buddhism and the State.
6: Catholicism and the State after the Reformation.
7: Christianity and the State to the Reformation.
8: Confucianism and the State.
9: Dissident Religious Groups and Government.
10: Divorce, Religion, and the State.
11: Eastern Orthodox Church since the Reformation.
12: Enlightenment.
13: Evolution and Religion around the World.
14: Genocide and Religion.
15: Government-Established Religion.
16: Hinduism and the State.
17: Iranian Revolution of 1979.
18: Islam and the State after the Fall of Constantinople.
19: Islam and the State to the Fall of Constantinople.
20: Islamic Political Movements, the State, and Religion.
21: Judaism and the State after Constantine.
22: Judaism and the State to the Time of Constantine.
23: Land Control, Religion, and the State.
24: Liberalism and Religion.
25: Major Court Cases and Governmental Policies Dealing with Church and State and Education.
26: Major Figures in the Battle between Church and State.
27: Missionaries.
28: Native American Religions and the State.
29: Pogroms.
30: Protestantism and the State.
31: Public Opinion's Effect on the Separation of Church and State.
32: Religion and National Identity.
33: Religious Conflicts and the State.
34: Religious Toleration and Persecution.
35: Religiously Motivated Pacifism and Opposition to War.
36: Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
37: Shinto and the State.
38: Siberian and Central Asian Shamanic Religions and the State.
39: Spanish Inquisition.
40: Taxation and Religion.
41: Technology, Religion, and the State.
42: The Draft, Religion, and the State.
43: Theocracies.
44: Country Surveys.
45: Introduction.
46: Afghanistan.
47: Albania.
48: Algeria.
49: Andorra.
50: Angola.
51: Antigua and Barbuda.
52: Argentina.
53: Armenia.
54: Australia.
55: Austria.
56: Azerbaijan.
57: Bahamas.
58: Bahrain.
59: Bangladesh.
60: Barbados.
61: Belarus.
62: Belgium.
63: Belize.
64: Benin.
65: Bhutan.
66: Bolivia.
67: Bosnia and Herzegovina.
68: Botswana.
69: Brazil.
70: Brunei Darussalam.
71: Bulgaria.
72: Burkina Faso.
73: Burundi.
74: Cambodia.
75: Cameroon.
76: Canada.
77: Cape Verde.
78: Central African Republic.
79: Chad.
80: Chile.
81: China.
82: Colombia.
83: Comoros.
84: Congo, Republic of the.
85: Costa Rica.
86: Côte d'Ivoire.
87: Croatia.
88: Cuba.
89: Czech Republic.
90: Democratic Republic of the Congo.
91: Denmark.
92: Djibouti.
93: Dominica.
94: Dominican Republic.
95: East Timor.
96: Ecuador.
97: Egypt.
98: El Salvador.
99: Equatorial Guinea.
100: Eritrea.
101: Estonia.
102: Ethiopia.
103: Fiji.
104: Finland.
105: France.
106: Gabon.
107: Gambia.
108: Georgia.
109: Germany.
110: Ghana.
111: Greece.
112: Grenada.
113: Guatemala.
114: Guinea.
115: Guinea-Bissau.
116: Guyana.
117: Haiti.
118: Honduras.
119: Hungary.
120: Iceland.
121: India.
122: Indonesia.
123: Iran.
124: Iraq.
125: Ireland.
126: Israel.
127: Italy.
128: Jamaica.
129: Japan.
130: Jordan.
131: Kazakhstan.
132: Kenya.
133: Kiribati.
134: Kuwait.
135: Kyrgyzstan.
136: Laos.
137: Latvia.
138: Lebanon.
139: Lesotho.
140: Liberia.
141: Libya.
142: Liechtenstein.
143: Lithuania.
144: Luxembourg.
145: Macedonia.
146: Madagascar.
147: Malawi.
148: Malaysia.
149: Maldives.
150: Mali.
151: Malta.
152: Marshall Islands.
153: Mauritania.
154: Mauritius.
155: Mexico.
156: Micronesia.
157: Moldova.
158: Monaco.
159: Mongolia.
160: Montenegro.
161: Morocco.
162: Mozambique.
163: Myanmar/Burma.
164: Namibia.
165: Nauru.
166: Nepal.
167: Netherlands.
168: New Zealand.
169: Nicaragua.
170: Niger.
171: Nigeria.
172: North Korea.
173: Norway.
174: Oman.
175: Pakistan.
176: Palau.
177: Panama.
178: Papua New Guinea.
179: Paraguay.
180: Peru.
181: Philippines.
182: Poland.
183: Portugal.
184: Qatar.
185: Romania.
186: Russia.
187: Rwanda.
188: Saint Christopher and Nevis.
189: Saint Lucia.
190: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
191: Samoa.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Introduction.
Acknowledgments.
Timeline.
1: Essays.
2: Abortion, the State, and Religion.
3: African and Afro-Caribbean Religions and the State.
4: Alcohol, Religion, and the State.
5: Buddhism and the State.
6: Catholicism and the State after the Reformation.
7: Christianity and the State to the Reformation.
8: Confucianism and the State.
9: Dissident Religious Groups and Government.
10: Divorce, Religion, and the State.
11: Eastern Orthodox Church since the Reformation.
12: Enlightenment.
13: Evolution and Religion around the World.
14: Genocide and Religion.
15: Government-Established Religion.
16: Hinduism and the State.
17: Iranian Revolution of 1979.
18: Islam and the State after the Fall of Constantinople.
19: Islam and the State to the Fall of Constantinople.
20: Islamic Political Movements, the State, and Religion.
21: Judaism and the State after Constantine.
22: Judaism and the State to the Time of Constantine.
23: Land Control, Religion, and the State.
24: Liberalism and Religion.
25: Major Court Cases and Governmental Policies Dealing with Church and State and Education.
26: Major Figures in the Battle between Church and State.
27: Missionaries.
28: Native American Religions and the State.
29: Pogroms.
30: Protestantism and the State.
31: Public Opinion's Effect on the Separation of Church and State.
32: Religion and National Identity.
33: Religious Conflicts and the State.
34: Religious Toleration and Persecution.
35: Religiously Motivated Pacifism and Opposition to War.
36: Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
37: Shinto and the State.
38: Siberian and Central Asian Shamanic Religions and the State.
39: Spanish Inquisition.
40: Taxation and Religion.
41: Technology, Religion, and the State.
42: The Draft, Religion, and the State.
43: Theocracies.
44: Country Surveys.
45: Introduction.
46: Afghanistan.
47: Albania.
48: Algeria.
49: Andorra.
50: Angola.
51: Antigua and Barbuda.
52: Argentina.
53: Armenia.
54: Australia.
55: Austria.
56: Azerbaijan.
57: Bahamas.
58: Bahrain.
59: Bangladesh.
60: Barbados.
61: Belarus.
62: Belgium.
63: Belize.
64: Benin.
65: Bhutan.
66: Bolivia.
67: Bosnia and Herzegovina.
68: Botswana.
69: Brazil.
70: Brunei Darussalam.
71: Bulgaria.
72: Burkina Faso.
73: Burundi.
74: Cambodia.
75: Cameroon.
76: Canada.
77: Cape Verde.
78: Central African Republic.
79: Chad.
80: Chile.
81: China.
82: Colombia.
83: Comoros.
84: Congo, Republic of the.
85: Costa Rica.
86: Côte d'Ivoire.
87: Croatia.
88: Cuba.
89: Czech Republic.
90: Democratic Republic of the Congo.
91: Denmark.
92: Djibouti.
93: Dominica.
94: Dominican Republic.
95: East Timor.
96: Ecuador.
97: Egypt.
98: El Salvador.
99: Equatorial Guinea.
100: Eritrea.
101: Estonia.
102: Ethiopia.
103: Fiji.
104: Finland.
105: France.
106: Gabon.
107: Gambia.
108: Georgia.
109: Germany.
110: Ghana.
111: Greece.
112: Grenada.
113: Guatemala.
114: Guinea.
115: Guinea-Bissau.
116: Guyana.
117: Haiti.
118: Honduras.
119: Hungary.
120: Iceland.
121: India.
122: Indonesia.
123: Iran.
124: Iraq.
125: Ireland.
126: Israel.
127: Italy.
128: Jamaica.
129: Japan.
130: Jordan.
131: Kazakhstan.
132: Kenya.
133: Kiribati.
134: Kuwait.
135: Kyrgyzstan.
136: Laos.
137: Latvia.
138: Lebanon.
139: Lesotho.
140: Liberia.
141: Libya.
142: Liechtenstein.
143: Lithuania.
144: Luxembourg.
145: Macedonia.
146: Madagascar.
147: Malawi.
148: Malaysia.
149: Maldives.
150: Mali.
151: Malta.
152: Marshall Islands.
153: Mauritania.
154: Mauritius.
155: Mexico.
156: Micronesia.
157: Moldova.
158: Monaco.
159: Mongolia.
160: Montenegro.
161: Morocco.
162: Mozambique.
163: Myanmar/Burma.
164: Namibia.
165: Nauru.
166: Nepal.
167: Netherlands.
168: New Zealand.
169: Nicaragua.
170: Niger.
171: Nigeria.
172: North Korea.
173: Norway.
174: Oman.
175: Pakistan.
176: Palau.
177: Panama.
178: Papua New Guinea.
179: Paraguay.
180: Peru.
181: Philippines.
182: Poland.
183: Portugal.
184: Qatar.
185: Romania.
186: Russia.
187: Rwanda.
188: Saint Christopher and Nevis.
189: Saint Lucia.
190: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
191: Samoa.