We God's People: Christianity, Islam and Hinduism in the World of Nations

Author: Jocelyne Cesari

December 16, 2021

In this book, Jocelyne Cesari argues that both religious and national communities are defined by the three Bs: belief, behavior, and belonging. By focusing on the ways in which these three Bs intersect, overlap, or clash, Cesari identifies patterns in the politicization of religion based on five country case studies: China, India, Russia, Syria, and Turkey. The dual dissemination of the nation-state framework and the Western understanding of religion, argues Cesari, is foundational to the complex relationship between religion and politics in the modern era. The book was published by Cambridge University Press in December 2021. 

Excerpt | Read the introduction at the Harvard Divinity Bulletin

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