Identifying the "Religious" Factor in the Study of Religion and Politics: Confessions of a Researcher

By Charles S. Liebman

Charles S. Liebman, 1999

My question is whether there is anything peculiarly "religious" in studies of religion and politics. We apply the rubric of religion and politics to studies which deal with religious institutions or to studies of political actors when they are defined in accordance with their religious orientation or to studies which describe or explain the presence and influence of religious values on the political culture. All this is fair but hardly enough to qualify "religion and politics" as a distinct field. Is there no uniquely "religious" component that might be useful in isolating studies of religion and politics from other studies of political parties, or interest groups, or voting behavior, or political culture?

Topic: Sociology, Culture, War, Judaic Studies, Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) Judaism, Jewish Studies, Scholarship, Religion, Academic Research

Name of Publication: The Collected Speeches of Charles S. Liebman

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Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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