Sacramental Politics Hardback

Religious Worship as Political Action

by Brian Kaylor;

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Sacramental Politics

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Religion and politics have often been called taboo topics for polite dinner conversation, but in political campaigns and religious services, the two often mix. This book looks at how religious worship remains embedded with inherent political messages and behaviors, showing that conflicts between church and state exist not just in the public arena, but in each sanctuary and house of worship. To explore this religious-political tension, the book first examines more obvious examples of worship as political action, such as when candidates speak during church services or when political parties hold prayer services at party events. The initial analysis acts as a foundation for the idea of worship serving a political purpose, and is followed by analysis of non-partisan and less obvious political worship services. Religious sacraments (such as baptism, confirmation, communion/mass, and confession) function as key moments in which religious participants pledge allegiance to a power that resides outside Washington, D.C. or statehouses, thus highlighting the alternative political messages and space carved out through worship.

Sacramental Politics by Brian Kaylor was published by Peter Lang Publishing Inc in October 2014. The ISBN for Sacramental Politics is 9781433126154.

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Details for Sacramental Politics

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc (October 2014)
Edition1st New edition
Number of Pages260
Thickness18 mm
Height230 mm
Width150 mm
Product Code4315194
Page last updated 30th August 2017
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