Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective: Revival of Religious Fundamentalism in East and West

Synopsis

Misztal and Shupe bring together theoretical and empirical studies that focus on fundamentalist social movements in North and Central America and Eastern Europe and that examine the role religion plays in determining the direction of social evolution. Each chapter emphasizes a common set of processes at work: how religious identities arise or reemerge to confront the globalization trend, how various social movements cope with pressures to conform their identities, and how the globalization trend sets in motion the antithetical reaction of the nationalistic/religious dialectic that it was thought to have eliminated.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Anson Shupe
  • John H. Simpson
  • Krzystof Gorlach
  • Janusz L. Mucha
  • Maciej K. Zaba
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1992