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Religion in Global Civil Society$
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Mark Juergensmeyer

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195188356

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188356.001.0001

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 Religion and Global Civil Society

 Religion and Global Civil Society

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Religion in Global Civil Society

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This essay examines the very idea of civil society in an era of globalization and questions religions’ relationship to it. Using Pentecostalism, resurgent Islam, and Catholicism as examples, it argues that religion fosters both civility and incivility, though it tends to lead to the latter more often.

Keywords:   civil society, globalization, religion, Pentecostalism, resurgent Islam

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