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By Michael Cook

Why does Islam play a bigger position in modern politics than different religions? Is there anything concerning the Islamic historical past that makes Muslims much more likely than adherents of alternative faiths to invoke it of their political lifestyles? if that is so, what's it? Ancient Religions, glossy Politics seeks to respond to those questions via interpreting the jobs of Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity in sleek political existence, putting designated emphasis at the relevance—or irrelevance—of their heritages to latest social and political concerns.

Michael prepare dinner takes an in-depth, comparative examine political identification, social values, attitudes to struggle, perspectives concerning the function of faith in a number of cultural domain names, and conceptions of the polity. In these types of fields he reveals that the Islamic historical past deals richer assets for these engaged in present politics than both the Hindu or the Christian heritages. He makes use of this discovering to give an explanation for the truth that, regardless of the lifestyles of Hindu and Christian opposite numbers to a few facets of Islamism, the phenomenon as an entire is exclusive on the planet this day. The publication additionally indicates that fundamentalism—in the feel of a selection to come to the unique resources of the religion—is politically extra adaptive for Muslims than it really is for Hindus or Christians.

A sweeping comparative research by way of one of many world's best students of premodern Islam, Ancient Religions, sleek Politics sheds vital mild at the dating among the foundational texts of those 3 nice spiritual traditions and the politics in their fans today.

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