The Sacred in Twentieth-Century Politics: Essays in Honour of Professor Stanley G. Payne

Hardcover | December 15, 2008

EditorRobert Mallett, John Tortorice, Roger Griffin

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The emerging shape of the post Cold War world provides evidence that rather than diminishing, the profound intersection of political ideology and religious forms of belief is an ever more potent force in world affairs. This volume offers both theoretic underpinnings, and a comparative analysis that elucidates this potent and dangerous phenomenon.

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The emerging shape of the post Cold War world provides evidence that rather than diminishing, the profound intersection of political ideology and religious forms of belief is an ever more potent force in world affairs. This volume offers both theoretic underpinnings, and a comparative analysis that elucidates this potent and dangerous ...

ROBERT MALLETT is Lecturer in Modern European History at Birmingham University, UK. He is author of Mussolini and the Origins of the Second World War, 1933-1940.ROGER GRIFFIN is Professor in Modern History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. His previous books include The Nature of Fascism and Modernism and Fascism. He has also edited F...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:December 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Evolutions and Convolutions of Political Religion; R.Griffin
PART I: CONCEPTUALIZING POLITICAL RELIGION
The Heuristic Value of the Concept ‘Political Religion’; S.Payne
The Missiological Roots of the Concept of ‘Political Religion’; W.Ustorf
Is Castroism a Political Religion?; E.Mujal-Leon & E.Langenbacher
PART II: THE SACRALIZATION OF POLITICS
Fascism as the Expression of a Spiritual Revolution in Italy (The Spiritual revolution of Fascist Italy); R.Mallett
What Insights Do We Gain from Interpreting National Socialism as a Political Religion? (National Socialism as a Political Religion; K.Vondung
Marxism-Leninism as a Secular Religion; A.Khazanov
Maoism in the Cultural Revolution: a Political Religion?; R.Mitter
PART III: THE POLITICIZATION OF RELIGION
An Islamist Turkish Party’s Journey to Democracy and Modernity; K.H.Karpat
Hindutva as a Political Religion: a Historical Perspective; R.Frykenberg
The United States: Messianism, Apocalypticism, and Political Religion; C.Berlet
Appendix I: An Interview with Stanley Payne
Appendix II: The Curriculum Vitae of Stanley Payne