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Published: 11 March 2021

336 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780197266915

Bookseller Code (06)

Defending the Faith

Global Histories of Apologetics and Politics in the Twentieth Century

Edited by Todd Weir and Hugh McLeod

Proceedings of the British Academy

  • The Global coverage of the book allows comparison between Europe and North America, the Middle East, Asia and the Soviet Union
  • It gives equal weight to religious and politics history unlike other studies which focus either on politics or religion
  • It covers numerous religious traditions and will appeal to students and scholars of Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant history
  • One of the first global histories of religion in the twentieth century and will help shape a research agenda for a future field of study
  • Introduces 'apologetics' as a new analytical concept to the study of politics and religious-secular interactions
  • The book encourages comparisons across the twentieth century and, in each period, a variety of religious and geographic contexts