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Religion and Power: No Logos without Mythos

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272pp. 2014. Paperback. Very good condition. Some minor rubbing to cover edges/corners. Slight dust marks to outer page edges. Fine spine. Clean text throughout.


There are few more contentious issues than the relation of faith to power or the suggestion that religion is irrational compared with politics and peculiarly prone to violence. The former claim is associated with Juergen Habermas and the latter with Richard Dawkins. In this book David Martin argues, against Habermas, that religion and politics share a common mythic basis and that it is misleading to contrast the rationality of politics with the irrationality of religion. In contrast to Richard Dawkins (and New Atheists generally), Martin argues that the approach taken is brazenly unscientific and that the proclivity to violence is a shared feature of religion, nationalism and political ideology alike rooted in the demands of power and social solidarity. The book concludes by considering the changing ecology of faith and power at both centre and periphery in monuments, places and spaces.

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Author(s):
David Martin
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Used: very good
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Paperback
ISBN-10:
1472433602
ISBN-13:
9781472433602
Publisher:
Ashgate

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272pp. 2014. Paperback. Very good condition. Some minor rubbing to cover edges/corners. Slight dust marks to outer page edges. Fine spine. Clean text throughout.


There are few more contentious issues than the relation of faith to power or the suggestion that religion is irrational compared with politics and peculiarly prone to violence. The former claim is associated with Juergen Habermas and the latter with Richard Dawkins. In this book David Martin argues, against Habermas, that religion and politics share a common mythic basis and that it is misleading to contrast the rationality of politics with the irrationality of religion. In contrast to Richard Dawkins (and New Atheists generally), Martin argues that the approach taken is brazenly unscientific and that the proclivity to violence is a shared feature of religion, nationalism and political ideology alike rooted in the demands of power and social solidarity. The book concludes by considering the changing ecology of faith and power at both centre and periphery in monuments, places and spaces.

Author(s):
David Martin
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1472433602
ISBN-13:
9781472433602
Publisher:
Ashgate

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