The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe (Oxford Handbooks) (Hardcover)

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By Grace Davie (Editor), Lucian N. Leustean (Editor)
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The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe offers a detailed overview of religious ideas, structures, and institutions in the making of Europe. It examines the role of religion in fostering identity, survival, and tolerance in the empires and nation-states of Europe from Antiquity until today; the interplay between religion, politics and ideologies in the twentieth century; the dialogue between religious communities and European institutions in the construction of the European Union; and the engagement of Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Islam, Judaism, and Eastern religions with the idea of Europe. The collection closes with an overview of European nation states, focusing on history, demography, legal perspectives, political authorities, societal changes, and current trends. Written by leading scholars in the field, the Handbook is an authoritative and up-to-date volume which demonstrates the enduring presence of lived and institutionalized religion in the social
networks of identity, policy, and power over two millennia of European history.

About the Author


Grace Davie, University of Exeter, Lucian N. Leustean, Aston University Grace Davie is Professor Emeritus in the Sociology of Religion at the University of Exeter. She has held visiting appointments at Uppsala University, the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, in Paris, and is a member of the Academia Europaea. Her publications include Religion in Britain since 1945 (Blackwell, 1994), Religion in Modern Europe (Oxford University Press, 2000), Europe: The Exceptional Case (DLT, 2002), The Sociology of Religion (Sage, 2007/2013), and Religion in Britain: A Persistent Paradox (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015). Lucian N. Leustean is Reader in Politics and International Relations at Aston University, Birmingham. His publications include Forced Migration and Human Security in the Eastern Orthodox World (Routledge, 2019), Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2014), and The Ecumenical Movement and the Making of the European Community (Oxford University Press, 2014). He is the Founding Editor of the Routledge Book Series on Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780198834267
ISBN-10: 0198834268
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 8th, 2022
Pages: 880
Language: English
Series: Oxford Handbooks