Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics by Thomas F. Banchoff
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics
By Thomas F. Banchoff

Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics

Edited by See other recent books by Thomas F. Banchoff
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $36.95
Your Price: $33.26 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.70! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.66 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics by Thomas F. Banchoff

Book Description

Work on culture and globalization tends to focus on dynamics of reaction or resistance. Religion generally figures as a defensive response to economic and cultural globalization, a way to assert local identities against the international. The book will highlight another dimension of religion and globalization - the reconstitution of religious communities as transnational actors. Over the past two decades, global migration patterns and modern communications technologies have spawned more active transnational religious communities, creating a powerful force in world politics. In the case of Islam, for example, Satellite TV, the Internet, and the post 9/11 international context have reinforced the idea of the umma, a transnational Muslim community. All three Abrahamic faiths have always had global identities anchored in faith in one God and universal truth claims. But globalization is driving them - and other leading traditions, including Hinduism and Buddhism - to rethink their world-roles in new ways. Yet the international dimensions of religious pluralism have been virtually ignored by scholars. This new religious pluralism is marked by both interreligious cooperation and conflict. Global religious identities have encouraged interreligious dialogue and greater religious engagement around questions including international development, conflict resolution, transitional justice, and bioethics. At the same time, more intense interreligious competition has contributed to controversy over the meaning and scope of religious freedom - an international norm increasingly prominent in US foreign policy. The book will explore both these dimensions of the new religious pluralism in world politics from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Among the many distinguished contributors to the volume are Kwame Anthony Appiah, R. Scott Appleby, Robert Drinan, Jean Bethke Elshtain, John Voll, and John Witte. This volume should appeal to scholars and policymakers, as well as being useful for courses in religion and politics and international relations.

Buy Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics book by Thomas F. Banchoff from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780195323412
ISBN-10: 0195323416
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Thomas F. Banchoff

Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights by Thomas F. Banchoff Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights, Hardback (May 2011)

Are human rights universal or the product of specific cultures? The contributors to this volume address this and many other questions as they examine, through a bottom-up approach, the interaction of human rights and religion in practice and the challenges they pose for national and international policymakers.

Flatland by Thomas F. Banchoff Flatland, Paperback (November 2009)

A fully annotated edition of Abbott's classic Flatland, with notes and commentary putting it in its historical and mathematical context.

Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism by Thomas F. Banchoff Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism, Paperback (June 2007)

What are the contours of the religious pluralism? What are its implications for the theory and practice of democracy? Does increasing religious pluralism erode the cultural and social foundations of democracy? By seeking answers to these questions, this book examines the religious pluralism and the challenges it poses for democratic societies.

» View all books by Thomas F. Banchoff

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics book by Thomas F. Banchoff and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Thomas F. Banchoff

A native of Providence, RI, Banchoff has been teaching at Georgetown since 1993, where he now serves as Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. Banchoff's current research addresses the intersection of science, religion, and politics in the context of globalization.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Thomas F. Banchoff close
Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights by Thomas F. Banchoff
Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights by Thomas F. Banchoff
Flatland by Thomas F. Banchoff
Flatland by Thomas F. Banchoff
Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics by Thomas F. Banchoff
Flatland by Thomas F. Banchoff
Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism by Thomas F. Banchoff
Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism by Thomas F. Banchoff
Flatland by Thomas F. Banchoff
Legitimacy and the European Union by Thomas F. Banchoff
Legitimacy and the European Union by Thomas F. Banchoff
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close