By John Anderson

This ebook explores the politics of conservative Christian church buildings and social pursuits in Russia and the us, targeting their related issues yet very various modes of political engagement.

Whilst secularisation maintains to chip away at spiritual adherence and perform in Europe, faith is frequently, relatively rightly, visible as an influential strength within the politics of the U.S., and, extra questionably, as an important impact in modern Russia. This booklet seems on the large social flow making up the USA Christian correct and the profoundly hierarchical management of the Russian Orthodox Church as socially conservative actors, and a few of the methods they've got engaged in modern politics. either are trying to find to halt the perceived float in the direction of a extra secular political order; either face major demanding situations in dealing with the implications of secularism, pluralism and liberal individualism; and either think that their international locations can in basic terms be nice in the event that they stay precise to their spiritual historical past. In exploring their adventure, the e-book specializes in shared and varied components of their analysis of what's unsuitable with their societies and the way this impacts their coverage intervention over matters akin to non secular and ethnic belonging, sexual orientation and schooling.

Drawing on political, sociological and non secular reviews, this paintings may be an invaluable reference for college kids and students of religion and politics, Russian politics and American politics.

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