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The religious roots of contemporary European identity

Faltin, Lucia and Wright, Melanie J. eds. (2007). The religious roots of contemporary European identity. T&T Clark Theology. London, UK: Continuum.

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This volume offers a critical examination of current issues related to the religious roots of contemporary, i.e. post-1990 European identity, by analyzing the components of contemporary European identity, the presence of religion in the development of national identities, the manifestation of religious roots in secular society, and the role of religion in further European integration and social inclusion. The contributors adopt a multi and interdisciplinary approach to the theme, drawing on backgrounds in history, religious studies, sociology, cultural studies and international relations.

Many of the essays were originally presented at a joint University of Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) and Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations conference in July 2006. Forward by EU Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, Jan Figel'.

Item Type: Edited Book
ISBN: 0-8264-9482-X, 978-0-8264-9482-5
Extra Information: Includes Melanie J. Wright, 'Re-viewing My Son the Fanatic (Udayan Prasad 1997) After 7/7; or Roots, Routes, and Rhizomes' (pages 29-39).
Keywords: European identity; religion, politics and state; European union; European integration
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 8863
Depositing User: Melanie Wright
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:27
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