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Taming the Gods

Religion and Democracy on Three Continents

Ian Buruma
Engels | Paperback
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Ian Buruma is the first writer to provide a sharp-eyed look at the tensions between religion and politics on three continents. Drawing on many contemporary and historical examples, he argues that the violent passions inspired by religion must be tamed in order to make democracy work. Comparing the United States and Europe, Buruma asks why so many Americans - and so few Europeans - see religion as a help to democracy. Turning to China and Japan, he disputes the notion that only monotheistic religions pose problems for secular politics. Finally, he reconsiders the story of radical Islam in contemporary Europe, from the case of Salman Rushdie to the murder of Theo van Gogh. Sparing no one, Buruma exposes the follies of the current culture war between defenders of "Western values" and "multiculturalists," and explains that the creation of a democratic European Islam is not only possible, but necessary.

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  • Productcode (EAN): 9780691156057
  • Verschijningsdatum: 11/10/2012
  • Aantal bladzijden: 144
  • Uitgeverij: Princeton University Press
  • Afmetingen: 131 mm x 220 mm
  • Gewicht: 174 g
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  • Aantal bladzijden: 144
  • Productcode (EAN): 9780691156057
  • Taal: Engels
  • Verschijningsdatum: 11/10/2012