Religion and Contemporary Politics: A Global Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Timothy J. Demy
  • Jeffrey M. Shaw
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  • ISBN-10: 1440839336
  • ISBN-13: 9781440839337
  • DDC: 322.103
  • 1176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Overview

Although there are many books on religion and politics, reference works that consider the two together are few, and most primarily address theory rather than trends. This work does the latter, contextualizing them within regional and national boundaries. In so doing, it recognizes the power of political and religious ideas and movements on individuals, communities, and nations, making it a valuable resource for several disciplines, among them political science, international relations, religion, and sociology. The title focuses on the interplay of religion and politics in countries worldwide with an emphasis on the post-2000s. Organized by geographic region including Africa, the Middle East, and South America and by country alphabetically within each section. Each region has a brief overview of the political-religious dynamics of the area so readers can compare and contrast the dynamics between and among countries in a region. Includes an introduction, sidebars, and bibliography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Global.
1: Anti-Semitism.
2: Global Terrorism.
3: Human Rights.
4: Political Theology.
5: Property.
6: Religious Freedom.
7: Religious Nationalism.
8: Religious Persecution.
9: Speech and Conscience.
10: State Churches.
11: Statist Utopianism.
12: Terrorism Trends.
13: United Nations and Religion.
14: Women and Religious Freedom.
Africa.
15: African Indigenous Faith Traditions.
16: African National Congress (ANC).
17: Algeria.
18: Al-Shabaab.
19: Angola.
20: Apartheid.
21: Arab Spring (2010–2012).
22: Benin.
23: Boko Haram.
24: Botswana.
25: Bouazizi, Mohamed (1984–2011).
26: Burundi.
27: Cameroon.
28: Central African Republic.
29: Chad.
30: Christian-Muslim Conflict in Africa.
31: Christianity in Africa.
32: Congo, Democratic Republic of (DRC).
33: Congo, Republic of.
34: Djibouti.
35: Ennahda Movement.
36: Equatorial Guinea.
37: Eritrea.
38: Ethiopia.
39: Gabon.
40: Gambia.
41: Ghana.
42: Guinea.
43: Guinea-Bissau.
44: Islam in Africa.
45: Ivory Coast.
46: Kenya.
47: Kony, Joseph (1961–).
48: Liberia.
49: Libya.
50: Lord's Resistance Army (Lra).
51: Madagascar.
52: Malawi.
53: Mali.
54: Mandela, Nelson (1918–2013).
55: Mau Mau Rebellion (1952–1960).
56: Mauritania.
57: Morocco.
58: Mozambique.
59: Namibia.
60: Niger.
61: Nigeria.
62: Rwanda.
63: Senegal.
64: Sharia Law.
65: Sierra Leone.
66: Somalia.
67: South Africa.
68: South Sudan.
69: Sudan.
70: Tanzania.
71: Togo.
72: Tunisia.
73: Tutu, Desmond (1931–).
74: Uganda.
75: Western Sahara.
76: Xhosa.
77: Zambia.
78: Zanzibar.
79: Zimbabwe.
80: Zuma, Jacob (1942–).
Asia.
81: Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).
82: Afghanistan.
83: Armenia.
84: Aum Shinrikyo.
85: Azerbaijan.
86: Bangladesh.
87: Bharatiya Jana Sangh.
88: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
89: Bhutan.
90: Brunei.
91: Buddhism and War.
92: Buddhist Nationalism.
93: Cambodia.
94: Caodaism.
95: China.
96: China, Church-State Tensions in.
97: Confucianism.
98: Dalai Lama XIV (1935–).
99: Daoism.
100: Daoism and War.
101: Falun Gong.
102: Gandhi, Mohandas (1869–1948).
103: Hindu Nationalism.
104: Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF).
105: Hinduism.
106: Hinduism and War.
107: Hui.
108: India.
109: India, Hindu-Muslim Conflict in.
110: Indonesia.
111: Japan.
112: Jemaah Islamiyah.
113: Kashmir.
114: Kazakhstan.
115: Komeito.
116: Kyrgyzstan.
117: Laos.
118: Malaysia.
119: Maluku Sectarian Conflict (Indonesia).
120: Mongolia.
121: Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
122: Mujahideen.
123: Myanmar.
124: Nepal.
125: Nhat Hanh, Thich (1926–).
126: North Korea.
127: Pakistan.
128: Philippines.
129: Pol Pot (1925–1998).
130: Religious Freedom in Asia.
131: Rohingya.
132: Saffron Revolution.
133: Shinto.
134: Sikhism.
135: Sikhism and War.
136: Singapore.
137: Soka Gakkai.
138: South Korea.
139: Sri Lanka.
140: Taiwan.
141: Tajikistan.
142: Taliban.
143: Thailand.
144: Tibet.
145: Tibet, Chinese Occupation of.
146: Turkmenistan.
147: Uyghurs.
148: Uzbekistan.
149: Vietnam.
150: Zia-ul-Haq, Muhammad (1924–1988).
Australia and Oceania.
151: Australia.
152: Christianity in Australia.
153: Islam in Australia and Oceania.
154: New Zealand.
155: Oceania.
156: Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Central and South America.
157: Afro-Caribbean Religions.
158: Argentina.
159: Belize.
160: Bolivia.
161: Brazil.
162: Cardenal, Ernesto (1925–).
163: Chile.
164: Colombia.
165: Costa Rica.
166: Cuba.
167: Dominican Republic.
168: Ecuador.
169: El Salvador.
170: Evangelicals and Pentecostals in Central and South America.
171: French Guiana.
172: Guatemala.
173: Guyana.
174: Haiti.
175: Honduras.
176: Jamaica.
177: Latin American Episcopal Council (Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano—CELAM).
178: Liberation Theology.
179: Medellin Conference (1968).
180: Nicaragua.
181: Panama.
182: Paraguay.
183: Peru.
184: Roman Catholicism in Central and South America.
185: Romero, Oscar (1917–1980).
186: Sandinista National Liberation Front.
187: Suriname.
188: Uruguay.