By Michael Cook
Why does Islam play a bigger function in modern politics than different religions? Is there anything in regards to the Islamic history that makes Muslims much more likely than adherents of alternative faiths to invoke it of their political lifestyles? if that is so, what's it? Ancient Religions, smooth Politics seeks to reply to those questions via analyzing the jobs of Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity in glossy political lifestyles, putting targeted emphasis at the relevance—or irrelevance—of their heritages to latest social and political concerns.
Michael prepare dinner takes an in-depth, comparative examine political identification, social values, attitudes to war, perspectives in regards to the function of faith in a variety of cultural domain names, and conceptions of the polity. In these types of fields he unearths that the Islamic background deals richer assets for these engaged in present politics than both the Hindu or the Christian heritages. He makes use of this discovering to provide an explanation for the truth that, regardless of the life of Hindu and Christian opposite numbers to a few elements of Islamism, the phenomenon as a complete is exclusive on this planet at the present time. The ebook additionally exhibits that fundamentalism—in the feel of a decision to come to the unique resources of the religion—is politically extra adaptive for Muslims than it really is for Hindus or Christians.
A sweeping comparative research by means of one of many world's prime students of premodern Islam, Ancient Religions, glossy Politics sheds very important gentle at the dating among the foundational texts of those 3 nice non secular traditions and the politics in their fans today.
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