Description Religion and Politics de John W. Storey:
Focusing approximately two-thirds of the coverage on the United States, this volume shows how religion influences politics - and vice versa. The material illuminates the Islamic revolution in Iran as well as the emergence of the Falun Gong in China. There are also articles on Gandhi and Hinduism, Pat Robertson and Christian fundamentalism, Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Ayatollah Khomeini and Shi'ite Islam. The volume shows how the world's major religions have at times sought to use the state and at other times been used by the state in pursuit of various objectives.
John W. Storey is professor of history and chair of the History Department at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX. Glenn H. Utter is professor of political science and chair of the Department of Political Science at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.