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Sacred causes

religion and politics from the European dictators to Al Qaeda

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This edition was published in by HarperPress in London.

Written in English

557 pages

Beginning with the chaotic post–World War I landscape in which religious belief was one way of reordering a world knocked off its axis, Sacred Causes is a penetrating critique of how religion has often been camouflaged by politics. All the bloody regimes and movements of the 20th century are masterfully captured here, from Stalin's Soviet Union, Hitler's Germany, Mussolini's Italy, and Franco's Spain to the war on terror. With style and sophistication, Michael Burleigh shows how the churches, in their various guises, have been swayed by–and contributed to–conflicting secular currents. Sacred Causes brilliantly exposes the way in which fears of socialist movements tempered the churches' response to the threat of totalitarian regimes.Burleigh combines an authoritative survey of history with a timely reminder of the dangers of radical secularism. He asks why no one foresaw the religious implications of massive Third World immigration. And he deftly investigates what is now driving calls for a civic religion to counter the terrorist threats that have so shocked the West.

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Sacred Causes: The Clash of Religion and Politics from the Great War to the War on Terror
March 1, 2008, Harper Perennial
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Sacred Causes: The Clash of Religion and Politics, from the Great War to the War on Terror
February 27, 2007, HarperCollins
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Sacred Causes
2007, HarperCollins
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Sacred Causes: The Clash of Religion and Politics, from the Great War to the War on Terror
February 27, 2007, HarperCollins
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Sacred causes: religion and politics from the European dictators to Al Qaeda
2006, HarperPress
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Sacred Causes

The Clash of Religion and Politics, from the Great War to the War on Terror

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Beginning with the chaotic post–World War I landscape in which religious belief was one way of reordering a world knocked off its axis, Sacred Causes is a penetrating critique of how religion has often been camouflaged by politics. All the bloody regimes and movements of the 20th century are masterfully captured here, from Stalin's Soviet Union, Hitler's Germany, Mussolini's Italy, and Franco's Spain to the war on terror. With style and sophistication, Michael Burleigh shows how the churches, in their various guises, have been swayed by–and contributed to–conflicting secular currents. Sacred Causes brilliantly exposes the way in which fears of socialist movements tempered the churches' response to the threat of totalitarian regimes.Burleigh combines an authoritative survey of history with a timely reminder of the dangers of radical secularism. He asks why no one foresaw the religious implications of massive Third World immigration. And he deftly investigates what is now driving calls for a civic religion to counter the terrorist threats that have so shocked the West.

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Library of Congress BL65.P7 B87 2006x
Dewey 201.720940904

Sacred causes

religion and politics from the European dictators to Al Qaeda

This edition was published in by HarperPress in London.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
201.720940904
Library of Congress
BL65.P7 B87 2006x, BL695 .B87 2006

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OL19647361M
Internet Archive
sacredcausesreli0000burl_g9v6
ISBN 10
0007195745
ISBN 13
9780007195749
LC Control Number
2010551709
Library Thing
2033721

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