Global Institutions of Religion: Ancient Movers, Modern Shakers

Author: Katherine Marshall

February 28, 2013

Focused on the intersection of religious and other global institutions, in this book Katherine Marshall combines concise introduction with insightful analysis into the role of religious institutions in world affairs. It addresses religion's role with key issues such as human rights, human security, international development and humanitarian relief, climate change, and moral responsibilities. Marshall also delves into the new forms that religious institutions are taking, their fit with human rights and democratic ideals, and their changing nature in plural societies. Global Institutions of Religion provides students and scholars of global institutions, international relations, and religion with a helpful mapping and analysis of the current state of affairs.
Table of Contents
1. Religion: An Institutional Portrait
2. Global Religious Bodies
3. Faith-Inspired Organizations at Work
4. The World of Global Interfaith
5. Religious "Movements"
6. Emerging Issues and Future Directions

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