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Religion in Global Civil Society
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Religion in Global Civil Society

Mark Juergensmeyer

Abstract

The essays in this volume explore the difficulties and possibilities of diverse religious groups occupying the same public space. It is shown that religion is not only identified with the culture and politics of the hostile anti-urban village, but is also compatible with the tolerance and respect needed in the global city. Some religious activists have blown things up, but others have tried to smooth things over. Prophetic religious voices call for moderation, justice, and environmental protection. Even the religious opposition to globalization is nuanced. Some violent activists, like Hindu ex ... More

Keywords: globalization, religion, transnationalism, civil society, extremism, ecumenism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195188356
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188356.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Juergensmeyer, editor
University of California, Santa Barbara
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