The Meek and the Militant
Religion and Power Across the World

Siegel, Paul N.
Publisher:  Zed
Pages:  229pp   ISBN:  0-86232-350-9
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19370

This wide-ranging comparative study of religion by an eminent American scholar opens with the Marxist critique of religion - its explanation of religion's origin and persistance, and how it has acted historically as a bulwark of the social order but also under certain circumstances as a revolutionary force. Part 2 examines the historical roots of Judaism, Catholicism and Protestantism. Part 3 makes a similar study of Hinduism, and Part 4 examines the Soviet Union and China.

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