Religion and Foreign Affairs: Essential Readings
January 1, 2012
Edited by Dennis Hoover and Douglas Johnston, Religion and Foreign Affairs (Baylor University Press, 2012), presents the writings of leading scholars on religion and global politics, offering a broad selection of essays. From the theoretical foundations of force and peacemaking to globalization and American foreign policy, the compendium provides a solid introduction to the field of religion and foreign affairs that will lead to candid dialogue about the role of religion and encourage intelligent practice in public life worldwide. RFP director Tom Farr and associate director Tim Shah contribute to the section entitled “Religion, Democracy, and the State." In her review of the book, RFP scholar Monica Duffy Toft called it, "an impressive, timely compilation of some of the best writings on religion and foreign affairs."