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Ebook: Just Religion
If you are choosing a topic on race, gender, poverty, or LGBTQ issues, it is recommended that you take a look at this ebook.
Starting your research
For this project it will help to be very strategic in your searches. Use targeted keywords to get the best results. For example, if you were exploring charity in world religions a very focused search term would be "religious altruism". When looking at a connection between politics and religion it would be better to explore the concept of nationalism AND religion. There are several ebooks specifically on Nationalism. Go into those books and search for a specific religion or country.
Books in the library
Religious Nationalism by
Publication Date: 2013-02-20
This book tackles the assumptions behind common understandings of religious nationalism, exploring the complex connections between religion, nationalism, conflict, and conflict transformation. Religious Nationalism: A Reference Handbook challenges dominant scholarly works on religious nationalism by identifying the preconceptions that skew analysis of the phenomenon dubbed "religious nationalism." The book utilizes a multidisciplinary approach that draws insight from theories of nationalism, religious studies, peace research, and political theory, and reframes the questions of religious nationalism within the perspectives of secularism, modernity, and Orientalism. In doing so, the author enables readers to uncover their own presumptions regarding the role of religion in public life. Unlike other works on this subject, the work outlines connections between the analysis of the role of religion in conflict to thoughts regarding how religion may relate to processes of peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and further connects the discussion of religious nationalism to broader conversations on the so-called resurgence of religion. The book will serve advanced high school and college students studying religion, international relations, and related subjects while also appealing to a wide audience of readers with an interest in questions of religion and politics. Speeches of political and religious leaders Chronologies of conflicts in such places as Israel-Palestine, Sri Lanka, and the former Yugoslavia
Politics and Religion by
Publication Date: 2013-08-15
The writings in this anthology have been selected to introduce your readers to a wide array of viewpoints on politics and religion. Written by foremost authorities in this field, these essays express a broad spectrum of views on issues such the influence of religion on politics and government interference in religion. Each chapter asks a relevant question about the topic, and the viewpoints that follow are grouped into "yes" and "no" categories. This format provides readers with a concise view of different opinions on each topic.
Legislating Morality in America: Debating the Morality of Controversial U. S. Laws and Policies by
Publication Date: 2020-01-07
This title undertakes an impartial, authoritative, and in-depth examination of the moral arguments and ideas behind the laws and policies that govern personal, corporate, and government behavior in the United States. This A-Z encyclopedia surveys the moral arguments that provide the foundation for many of the most important and/or divisive laws, policies, and beliefs that govern modern American society. The work discusses such controversial and important issues as abortion, civil rights, drugs and alcohol, euthanasia, guns, hate crimes, immigration, immunization, natural resource use and protection, prostitution, same-sex marriage, and workplace laws. In the process of surveying historical and current beliefs about appropriate legislative responses to these issues, this work will help readers to understand how conservative and liberal conceptions of justice, fairness, and morality are at the center of so many hot-button political and social issues in 21st century America. The essays featured in the volume cover wide-ranging and controversial topics related to constitutional and religious freedoms, crime and punishment, sexuality and reproduction, environmental protection and public health, national security and civil liberties, social welfare programs, and education. Context-setting overview essay introduces the question of whether (or to what degree) legislation inevitably carries a moral element and discusses examples of legislation in U.S. history with a significant alleged "moral" grounding, ranging from the Emancipation Proclamation and Prohibition to anti-smoking laws, the Civil Rights Act, and the Affordable Care Act Each entry not only summarizes economic, legal, and sociological arguments for or against positions on these issues but more importantly focuses on the ethical/moral arguments championed by various sides A chronology of events situates morality historically as a force in U.S. legislation An annotated bibliography suggests resources for further study, related to concepts of morality and their impact on American laws