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Description - Proselytization Revisited by Rosalind I. J. Hackett

The act of converting people to certain beliefs or values is highly controversial in today's postcolonial, multicultural world. Proselytization has been viewed by some as an aggressive act of political domination. 'Proselytization Revisited' offers a comprehensive overview of the many arguments for and against proselytization in different regions and contexts. Proselytization is examined in the context of rights talk, globalisation and culture wars. The volume brings together essays demonstrating the global significance of proselytization, ranging from Christians in India to Turkish Islamic Movements and the Wiccan use of modern media technologies. The cross-cultural and multidisciplinary nature of this collection of essays provides a fresh perspective and the book will be of value to readers interested in the dynamic interaction of beliefs, ideas and cultures.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845532284
ISBN-10: 1845532287
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rosalind I. J. Hackett

Rosalind I. J. Hackett is a Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has been teaching in the Department of Religious Studies since 1986, and is an adjunct Professor in Anthropology. She has published widely on religion in Africa, and is currently President of the International Association for the History of Religions.