Religion and Globalization

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SAGE, Jan 17, 1994 - Social Science - 256 pages
In his exploration of the interaction between religion and worldwide social and cultural change, the author examines the major theories of global change and discusses the ways in which such change impinges on contemporary religious practice, meaning and influence.

Beyer explores some of the key issues in understanding the shape of religion today, including religion as culture and as social system, pure and applied religion, privatized and publicly influential religion, and liberal versus conservative religions. He goes on to apply these issues to five contemporary illustrative cases: the American Christian Right; Liberation Theology movements in Latin America; the Islamic Revolution in Iran; Zionists in Israel; and religious environmentalism.

 

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Contents

Religion in Global Society
1
Part I Theory and Concepts
14
Chapter 2 SocioCultural Particularism in a Global Society
45
Chapter 3 Systemic Religion in Global Society
70
Chapter 4 Religion and Social Movements in Global Society
97
Part II Case Studies
111
Chapter 5 The New Christian Right in the United States
114
Chapter 6 The Liberation Theological Movement in Latin America
135
Chapter 7 The Islamic Revolution in Iran
160
Chapter 8 New Religious Zionism in Israel
185
Chapter 9 Religious Environmentalism
206
Conclusion
225
Bibliography
228
Index
246
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