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Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: The Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage

Manlio Graziano


Religions are reemerging in the social, political, and economic spheres previously occupied and dominated by secular institutions and ideologies. In the wake of crises exposing the limits of secular modernity, religions have again become significant players in domestic and international politics. At the same time, the Catholic Church has sought a "holy alliance" among the world's faiths to recentralize devout influence, an important, albeit little-noticed, evolution in international relations. Holy Wars and Holy Alliance explores the nation-state's current crisis in order to better understand ... More

Keywords: Political religions, Nation-State, Desecularization, Religion, Islam, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780231174626
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231174626.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manlio Graziano, author
Sorbonne University