Politics and Religion in the United Kingdom

1st Edition

Steve Bruce

Routledge
Published July 26, 2012
Reference - 208 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415643672 - CAT# Y142954
Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

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Summary

This important new volume seeks to provide significant contribution to our understanding of religion and politics, demonstrating through comparisons with other countries the unusually complex nature of the interaction of religion and politics in the United Kingdom.

Bruce provides a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the field, covering key topics including:

  • Religion and Violence in Northern Ireland
  • A UK-US comparison of the relationship between the church and the nation state
  • Links between Protestantism and the rise of modern democracy
  • The relationship between Methodism and Socialism
  • The impact that ethnic minority status and religious values have on political alignment

This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of religion, politics and religious sociology.

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