Religion and Politics in a Global Society: Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking World (Paperback)

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By Paul Christopher Manuel (Editor), Alynna Lyon (Editor), Clyde Wilcox (Editor)
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Religion and Politics in a Global Society: Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking World, edited by Paul Christopher Manuel, Alynna Lyon, and Clyde Wilcox, explores the legacy of the Portuguese colonial experience, with careful consideration of the lasting impression that this experience has had on the cultural, religious, and political dynamics in the former colonies. Applying the insights derived from three theoretical schools (religious society, political institutions, and cultural toolkit), this volume brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines, offering in-depth case studies on Angola, Brazil, East Timor, Goa, Mozambique, and Portugal--societies connected by a shared colonial past and common cultural and sociolinguistic characteristics. Each chapter examines questions on how faith and culture interrelate, and how the various national experiences might resonate with one another. This volume provides a deeper understanding of the Lusophone global society, as well as the larger field of religion and politics.

About the Author


Paul Christopher Manuel is professor of political science at Mount Saint Mary's University. Alynna J. Lyon is associate professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire. Clyde Wilcox is professor of government at Georgetown University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780739180068
ISBN-10: 0739180061
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: November 12th, 2012
Pages: 274
Language: English