Holy ignorance : when religion and culture part ways (Book, 2010) [McGill University Library]
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Holy ignorance : when religion and culture part ways

Author: Olivier Roy
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010.
Series: CERI series in comparative politics and international studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Olivier Roy, one of the world's most distinguished analysts of political Islam, finds in the modern disconnection between faith communities and sociocultural identities a fertile space for fundamentalism to grow. Instead of freeing the world from religion, secularization has encouraged a kind of holy ignorance to take root, an anti-intellectualism that promises immediate access to the sacred and positions itself in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Roy
ISBN: 9780231701266 0231701268 9781850659921 1850659923
OCLC Number: 320798944
Description: xiv, 259 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: When religion meets culture --
From civilization to multiculturalism --
Religion, ethnic group, nation --
Culture and religion : the divide --
Free market or domination by market? --
The religion market --
The standardization of religion.
Series Title: CERI series in comparative politics and international studies.
Responsibility: Olivier Roy.
Local System Bib Number:
003480951

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Instead of freeing the world from religion, secularization has encouraged a kind of holy ignorance to take root. This book explores the options available to powers that hope to integrate or control  Read more...
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Olivier Roy, the outstanding scholar of contemporary religions, has written a book of startling clarity and wisdom. Illuminating trends, issues and movements that had before appeared bizarre or Read more...

 
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