Why Politics Can't Be Freed From Religion
March 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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- A timely and highly original contribution to debates about religion, politics and power – and how historic and social influences have prejudiced our understanding of what these mean
Proposes a new theoretical framework to think about what these ideas and institutions mean in today’s society
Applies this new perspective to a variety of real-world issues, including insights into suicide bombers in the Middle East
Includes radical critiques of the religious and political perspectives of thinkers such as Talal Asad and Michel Foucault
Dislodges our conventional thinking about politics and religion, and in doing so, helps make sense of the complexities of our twenty-first century world