Critical Approaches to Religion and Politics

An issue of: Radical History Review

Critical Approaches to Religion and Politics
Journal Issue Pages: 296 Volume 7, Number 99 Number: 99 Published: 2007 An issue of Radical History Review
Global events such as the political mobilization of religious fundamentalisms throughout the world, a U.S. foreign and domestic policy driven by a “faith-based presidency,” the changing religious demographics of a once predominantly Catholic Latin America, and the rise of secularism in the Middle East demand that scholars reconsider the political, social, and cultural history of religions, past and present. This special issue offers a critical perspective on the history of religion, attempting to comprehend the violence engendered by religious differences as well as the ways that religious institutions have provided sources for powerful critiques of modernity, the nation-state, the market, slavery, European colonial rule, and racial supremacy.


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1. Editors’ Introduction: Historical Reflections on Religion and Politics after 9/11–

Duane J. Corpis and Rachel Scharfman

2. The Cold War State and the Resurgence of Evangelicalism: A Study of the Public Funding of Religion Since 1945–Axel R. Schäfer

3. “A Beautiful and Practical Lesson of Jurisprudence”: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution–Sarah Crabtree

4. Christ in Context: Developing a Political Faith in Apartheid South Africa–Daniel Magaziner

5. Conquered Spaces, Colonial Skirmishes: Spatial Contestation in Sixteenth-Century Mexico City–Jacqueline Holler

6. “Creatures of Mimic and Imitation”: The Liberty Tree, Black Elections, and the Politicization of African Ceremonial Space in Revolutionary Newport, Rhode Island–Edward E. Andrews

7. Umpumulo, Place of Rest: A Nineteenth-Century Christian Mission Station among the Zulus–Ingie Hovland

8. Unifying Structures, Structuring Unity: Negotiating the Sharing of the Guru’s Mosque–Anna Bigelow

9. Citadel into David’s Tower: Palestinian Memory and the Multicultural Fantastic–Kaylin Goldstein

10. Science and Religion: A Historical Perspective on the Conflict over Teaching Evolution in the Schools–Bryan F. Le Beau

11. From Spontaneous Generation to Intelligent Design: Conservative Challenges to Science and to Radicalism–Melanie A. Bailey

12. Law and Bones: Religion, Science, and the Discourse of Empire–

Steve Russell

13. Shifts in the Classroom Environment After September 11: Notes from Islam Classes of the Mainland Security United States–Yücel Demirer

14. Religion, Politics, and Salvation: Latin American Millenarian Movements–

Javier Villa-Flores

15. The Imperial Encounter with Asian Religions– Peter van der Veer

Review of Tomoko Masuzawa, The Invention of World Religions;

Or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of

Pluralism; and Brian K. Pennington, Was Hinduism Invented? Britons,

Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

16. Domesticity and Spirituality in African American Religious History

and Ethnography– Anthony Michael Petro

Review of Julius H. Bailey, Around the Family Altar: Domesticity

in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1865–1900; and

Marla F. Frederick, Between Sundays: Black Women and

Everyday Struggles of Faith

17. Up from Redemption: A Biography of Max Yergan–Alex Lichtenstein

Review of David Henry Anthony III, Max Yergan: Race Man, Internationalist, Cold Warrior

18. Reverend Billy–Conor McGrady

19. Notes on Contributors

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