The Secular State Under Siege: Religion and Politics in Europe and America
Chapter 1: Religion in Social and Political Theory
Chapter 2: Secularization and the Long Christian Exit
Chapter 3: Challenge to the Secular State (I): The Christian Right in America
Chapter 4: Challenge to the Secular State (II): Islam in Europe
Conclusion: Islam and Christianity in the Secular State
"In this impressive work, dealing with a theme of persistent (indeed, on some counts, increasing) public significance, the author follows up a sustained historical and conceptual discussion of the relations between political and religious power with a penetrating analysis of some of their major contemporary problematics. Throughout, the scholarly intensity of Joppkes argument is matched by his capacity for clear, literate exposition, rendering the book a very valuable contribution to the literature on its topic."
Gianfranco Poggi, University of Virginia
"The Secular State Under Siege takes on large and controversial questions with Joppkes characteristic verve and lucidity. Even those who disagree with parts of the argument will find the book engaging and illuminating."
Rogers Brubaker, University of California, Los Angeles
"Joppke succeeds in presenting a densely packed, yet highly readable, scholarly introduction to two of the most important topics concerning religion and politics in the West today. This is no small accomplishment and he exhibits a remarkable facility with scholarly material in multiple fields as well as larger contexts on either side of the Atlantic."