“Religious Internationals in the Modern World: Globalization and Faith Communities since 1750” edited by Abigail Green and Vincent Viaene

Description

The central idea behind this book is that the globalisation and
politicisation of traditional religious identities is a historical
phenomenon with deep roots in the 19th-20th centuries. Tracing the
emergence of ‘Religious Internationals’ as a distinctive new phenomenon in
world history, it transforms our understanding of the place of religion in
the modern world. Leading historians and social scientists break new ground
by comparing the historical experiences of different faith communities in
an age of globalisation without comparing them as religions. In-depth case
studies focus on the internationalist dimensions of Buddhism, Christianity
(Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant), Hinduism, Judaism and Islam.
Individually, they illuminate the complex processes whereby communities of
believers became communities of opinion. Collectively, they shed new light
on the origins and nature of global civil society, highlighting the role of
religion as one of its motor forces from the start.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Rethinking Religion and Globalization
Abigail Green and Vincent Viaene

PART I: THE RELIGIONS OF THE BOOK: TRAJECTORIES, COMPARISONS

2. The Protestant International
Christopher Clark and Michael Ledger-Lomas

3. Old Networks, New Connections: The Emergence of the Jewish International
Abigail Green

4. Nineteenth-century Catholic Internationalism and its Predecessors
Vincent Viaene

5. The Islamic World: World System to ‘Religious International’
Francis Robinson

PART II: RELIGIOUS INTERNATIONALS IN TRANSITION

6. Nationalism versus Internationalism: Russian Orthodoxy in
Nineteenth-Century Palestine Simon Dixon

7. Muslim Internationalism between Empire and Nation-State
Amira K. Bennison

8. Religious Internationalism in the Jewish Diaspora – Tunis at the Dawn of
the Colonial Period Yaron Tsur

9. Transnational Buddhist Activists in the Era of Empires
Adam Yuet Chau

PART III: RELIGIOUS INTERNATIONALS IN THE MODERN WORLD: LIMITS AND NEW
HORIZONS

10. The Hadhrami Sada and the Evolution of an Islamic Religious
International, c. 1750s to 1930s William G. Clarence-Smith

11. A Religious International in Southeastern Europe?
Paschalis M. Kitromilides

12. Activism as Engine: Jewish Internationalism, 1880s-1980s
Jonathan Dekel-Chen

13. Protestant Ecclesiastical Internationals
James C. Kennedy

14. From State to Civil Society and Back Again: The Catholic Church as
Transnational Actor, 1965-2005 R. Scott Appleby

15. The Global Sangh Parivar: a Study of Contemporary International Hinduism
Christophe Jaffrelot and Ingrid Therwath

Reference: “Religious Internationals in the Modern World: Globalization and Faith Communities since 1750” edited by Abigail Green and Vincent Viaene, Series: Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series, Palgrave Macmillan, 400p
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The Editors

ABIGAIL GREEN. Fellow and Tutor in History at Brasenose College, University
of Oxford, UK. She is the author of Fatherlands: State-building and
Nationhood in Nineteenth Century Germany (2001), and of Moses Montefiore:
Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero (2010), nominated a Book of the Year by
both the TLS and New Republic.

VINCENT VIAENE has published several edited volumes and 40 articles or book
chapters on Catholic internationalism, religious culture, Belgium’s foreign
relations and Belgian imperialism. As a Marie Curie Fellow at Oxford, UK,
he is currently working on a project entitled ‘Internationalism and the
Congo Question (1875-1914)’.

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