By Michael Cook
Why does Islam play a bigger function in modern politics than different religions? Is there whatever in regards to the Islamic background that makes Muslims much more likely than adherents of alternative faiths to invoke it of their political existence? if that is so, what's it? Ancient Religions, glossy Politics seeks to respond to those questions by means of analyzing the jobs of Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity in glossy political existence, putting specific emphasis at the relevance—or irrelevance—of their heritages to latest social and political concerns.
Michael cook dinner takes an in-depth, comparative examine political identification, social values, attitudes to battle, perspectives concerning the position of faith in quite a few cultural domain names, and conceptions of the polity. In a lot of these fields he unearths that the Islamic background deals richer assets for these engaged in present politics than both the Hindu or the Christian heritages. He makes use of this discovering to provide an explanation for the truth that, regardless of the lifestyles of Hindu and Christian opposite numbers to a couple elements of Islamism, the phenomenon as an entire is exclusive on the earth at the present time. The e-book additionally indicates that fundamentalism—in the feel of a choice to come to the unique assets of the religion—is politically extra adaptive for Muslims than it really is for Hindus or Christians.
A sweeping comparative research through one of many world's best students of premodern Islam, Ancient Religions, glossy Politics sheds vital gentle at the dating among the foundational texts of those 3 nice non secular traditions and the politics in their fans today.
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