• Critical Approaches to Religion and Politics

    An issue of: Radical History Review
    Number: 99
    Pages: 296
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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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  • Description

    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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