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Comparative Perspectives on Civil Religion, Nationalism, and Political Influence

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Throughout history, as well as in contemporary times, religion has had a significant impact on society and culture. Many times religious undertones are incorporated into political agendas or social movements in an effort to spur action from and engage the masses Comparative Perspectives on Civil Religion, Nationalism, and Political Influence investigates how belief systems, political behavior, and public action impact the general populace. Featuring theoretical concepts and empirical research across pertinent topic areas, this book is a pivotal reference source for students, scholars, and public figures interested in social behavior, religious studies, and politics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
    1. REFERENCES
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF RELIGION
    2. THE TERM OF CIVIL RELIGION
    3. THE GODLY-CIVIL CONTINUUM
    4. REFERENCES
    5. ENDNOTES
  8. Chapter 2: Religion and Politics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE RETURN OF THE SACRED IN AN AGE OF GLOBALISM AND SECULARISM
    4. THE SHIFTING BOUNDRIES OF RELIGION
    5. FROM CIVIL TO POLITICAL RELIGION: AN OLD WINE IN A NEW BOTTLE?
    6. BETWEEN THE MOVEMENT AND THE STATE: THE COMPLEX DUALISM OF CONFLICT AND RECONCILIATION
    7. THE STRATEGIC TRIANGLE OF POLITICAL ISLAM, THE STATE, AND GLOBALIZATION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  9. Chapter 3: The Theocratic Deception Trap
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: VELAYAT-E FAQIH IN IRAN: A THEOCRATIC STATE
    3. THE STRUCTURE OF THE THEOCRATIC SYSTEM IN IRAN
    4. THE STUDY OF THEOCRATIC IDEOLOGY
    5. THEORIES BEHIND THEOCRATIC PERSUASION
    6. THE METHOD FOR STUDYING THE PATTERNS
    7. ANALYZING THE CONTENT OF A THEOCRATIC IDEOLOGY
    8. THEOCRATIC STATE: THE SOCIAL HOUSE FOUNDED BY KHOMEINI—1979–1989
    9. THE THEOCRATIC PERSUASION PATTERN
    10. DISCUSSION
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. REFERNCES
    13. ENDNOTES
    14. APPENDIX
  10. Chapter 4: Anti-Semitism as a Civil Religion
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MODERN IDEOLOGY OF ANTI-SEMITISM
    4. CIVIL RELIGION AND THE RELIGIOUS CONSTRUCTION OF COLLECTIVE IDENTITY
    5. THE EVOLUTION OF NATIONALISM AND ITS GERMAN APPROPRIATION
    6. THE ANTISEMITIC CONCEPTUALIZATION OF THE GERMAN NATION
    7. THE PROGRESSIVE CHARACTER OF ANTI-SEMITISM
    8. CONCLUSION AND OUTLOOK
    9. REFERENCES
  11. Chapter 5: How Civic is Russia's New Civil Religion and How Religious is the Church?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HISTORIC OVERVIEW
    4. YELTSIN'S ERA AND RUSSIA'S EARLY NATIONAL CONSOLIDATION
    5. PUTIN'S ERA AND THE FORMATION OF A NEW CIVIL RELIGION
    6. THE QUEST FOR A CONSOLIDATING NATIONAL MYTH AND THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
    7. LATE PUTIN ERA AND THE REGIME'S TRADITIONALIST TURN
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  12. Chapter 6: The Clash of Civil Religions in Post-Revolutionary Egypt
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CLASH OF CIVIL RELIGIONS
    4. CIVIL RELIGION UNDER GAMAL 'ABD AL-NASSER
    5. NASSER'S HEIRS AND THE DECLINE OF CIVIL RELIGION
    6. THE REVOLUTIONS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A CLASH OF CIVIL RELIGIONS
    7. ‘ABD AL-FATTAH AL-SISI AND NASSER'S HERITAGE: AN UPDATED CIVIL RELIGION
    8. THE ALTERNATIVE CIVIL RELIGION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ENDNOTES
  13. Chapter 7: National-Liberty Reflections of the Exodus Myth in Palestine-Israel Print Media Advertisements, 1923-1958
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE EXODUS MYTH IN ADS AS THE “HOLIDAY OF NATIONAL LIBERTY”
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ENDNOTES
  14. Chapter 8: The Haredi Scholar-Society and the Military Draft in Israel
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HAREDISM, COUNTER-NATIONALISM, AND MILITARISM IN ISRAEL
    4. THE HAREDI SCHOLAR-SOCIETY AND POSTPONEMENT OF ARMY ENLISTMENT
    5. THE SOCIALIZATION OF PATRIOTISM, ULTRA-ORTHODOX COUNTER-NATIONALISM AND THE ARGUMENT FOR DEFENSE SYMBIOSIS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  15. Chapter 9: Avoiding Conscription in Israel
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WOMEN AND MILITARY SERVICE
    4. THE STRUGGLE TO CONSCRIPT WOMEN 1949-1954
    5. THE NATIONAL SERVICE LAW
    6. WOMEN'S PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL DEBATES AND OTHER ACTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
    10. APPENDIX
  16. Chapter 10: Values, Constraints, and Maneuvers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FUNDAMENTALISM AND THE CULTURAL ENCLAVE
    4. ISRAELI ULTRA-ORTHODOX SOCIETY AS A CONSERVATIVE GROUP
    5. BEDOUIN SOCIETY IN THE NEGEV AS A CONSTRUCTIVE GROUP
    6. WOMEN IN CONSERVATIVE SOCIETIES AND THE CHALLENGES OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE MODERN ERA
    7. RESEARCH QUESTION AND METHODOLOGY
    8. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTE
  17. Compilation of References
  18. About the Contributors