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Powers: Religion as a Social and Spiritual Force

Meerten B. ter Borg and Jan Willem van Henten

Abstract

This book, the first themed volume in the series The Future of the Religious Past, elaborates the manifold and fascinating interconnections between power and religion. It brings together scholars from many disciplines and countries to research forms of religion in a way unfettered by the idea that religion is solely or even primarily a matter of belief in specific tenets or intellectual systems—it is also a matter of multiple particulars in individual and social life, such as powers, things, gestures, and words. Dealing with the nexus of religion ... More

Keywords: power, religion, political relevance, nationhood, empowerment, faith, endurance, intellectual systems, disempowerment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780823231560
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823231560.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Meerten B. ter Borg, editor

Jan Willem van Henten, editor

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