Meta-Religion Paperback

Religion and Power in World History

by James W. Laine;

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Whereas many textbooks treat world religions" in an apolitical way, as if each religion were a path for individuals seeking wisdom and not a discourse intimately connected with the exercise of power, Laine treats religion and politics as halves of the same whole, tracing their relationship from the days of Alexander the Great to the secularists of modern Europe, with stops in classical India, China, and the Islamic world. Meta-Religion is a groundbreaking text that brings power and politics to the fore of our understanding of world religion, placing religion at the center of our understanding of world history. With images and maps to bring the narrative to life, students and scholars alike will find this synthetic approach transformative and enlightening as it presents a powerful model for thinking differently about what religion is and how it functions in the world. This text combines the sophisticated scholarly critiques of world religions" with the accessibility of a textbook of world history.

Meta-Religion by James W. Laine was published by University of California Press in February 2015. The ISBN for Meta-Religion is 9780520281370.

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Page last updated 27th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity of California Press (February 2015)
Number of Pages304
Thickness20 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4306439
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