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By James E. Wood

The topic of church and country is one in detail linked to the historical past of Christianity and Western civilization. even though, the topic is person who is under no circumstances restricted to anybody spiritual culture, civilization, or interval of heritage. quite, it's a topic that has ancient and common importance to all cultures and spiritual traditions during the international. it really is easily indisputable that faith has been, and continues to be, a robust strength within the making and shaping of cultures, civilizations, international locations, and empires. accordingly, this quantity addresses the wider views of faith and the nation within the old global, in addition to within the biblical global of Judaism and Christianity, and in different spiritual traditions than Christianity.

Attention is given to basic works on church and nation that deal with the topic largely, no longer constrained to any specific kingdom, spiritual culture, or unmarried point of church-state family. also, there's fabric on significant subject matters integrally on the topic of church and nation, comparable to civil disobedience, civil faith, liberation theology, patriotism, and nationalism. ultimately, assets are integrated on faith in overseas affairs and interfaith kin, either unavoidably associated with the topic of church and country, in addition to faith and the industrial order; faith and human rights and the influence of faith on conflict and peace.

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