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Religion and Nationalism in Iraq

A Comparative Perspective (Studies in World Religions)

by Susan Lloyd McGarry

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Published by Center for the Study of World Religions .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Comparative religion,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Iraq,
  • Islamic Studies,
  • Political Ideologies - Nationalism,
  • Violence in Society,
  • Political Science / Political Ideologies / Nationalism,
  • Religion, Politics & State,
  • Case studies,
  • Congresses,
  • Nationalism,
  • Religion and politics

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsDavid Little (Editor), Donald K. Swearer (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages213
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8448977M
    ISBN 100945454414
    ISBN 109780945454410

    In looking at Saddam Hussein's policies in the s, many have interpreted his support for state-sponsored religion as evidence of a dramatic shift away from Arab nationalism toward political Islam. While Islam did play a greater role in the regime's symbols and Saddam's statements in the s than it had in earlier decades, the regime's.   Instead, they sought to define nationalism in such a way that it would play a subservient role to the dominant Islamic narrative. However, this proved to be difficult. With the onset of the Iran-Iraq War in , it became apparent that the .


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Religion and Nationalism in Iraq by Susan Lloyd McGarry Download PDF EPUB FB2

From today's Boston Globe--religious militias are on the rise in Iraq. The article quotes Juan Cole, an expert on Middle East Studies and a contributor to Religion and Nationalism in Iraq: A Comparative Perspective, a new book from the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School.

Below we've reprinted the first part of introduction to the book so. This book re-examines the relationship between religion and nationalism in a contemporary Asian context, with a focus on East, South and South East Asia.

Addressing empirical, analytical, and normative questions, it analyses selected case studies from. Because the situation in Iraq exhibits some of the standard symptoms of religious nationalism, it seems appropriate to compare it to other cases where the impulses of religion and nationalism have also come together in a highly lethal way.5/5(1).

Get this from a library. Religion and nationalism in Iraq: a comparative perspective. [David Little; Donald K Swearer;] -- Because the situation in Iraq exhibits some of the standard symptoms of religious nationalism, it seems appropriate to compare it to other cases where the impulses of religion and nationalism have.

Religion and Nationalism in Recent Peace Initiatives in Sri Lanka [Rohan Edrisinha] Summary of Sri Lanka Discussion; 3. Case Study: Sudan [Map] Sudan’s Draft Constitution: Should It Be Required Reading for the Leaders of the New Iraq. [Ann Elizabeth Mayer] Darfur, Sudan: Ethnicity, Islam, and Citizenship [Alex De Waal] Summary of Sudan.

Religion and Nationalism in Iraq (Paperback) A Comparative Perspective (Studies in World Religions) By David Little (Editor), Donald K. Swearer (Editor), Susan Lloyd McGarry. Harvard University Press,pp. Publication Date: March 1, He counters much of the previous research that largely dismissed religion in Iraq under the Baath.

The book could also lead to a whole new range of research into how the insurgency and militias emerged in post Iraq. It’s therefore essential reading for Iraq researchers.3/5(2).

Because the situation in Iraq exhibits some of the standard symptoms of religious nationalism, it seems appropriate to compare it to other cases where the impulses of religion and nationalism have also come together in a highly lethal way.

This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary account of the scholarship on religion, conflict, and peacebuilding. Extending that inquiry beyond its traditional parameters, the volume explores the legacies of colonialism, missionary activism, secularism, orientalism, and liberalism.

While featuring case studies from diverse contexts and traditions, the volume is organized. Addressing empirical, analytical, and normative questions, it analyses selected case studies from across Asia, including China, India, Iraq, Japan, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka and compares the differences and commonalities between the diverse configurations of nationalism and religion across the continent.

Get this from a library. Religion and nationalism in Asia. [Giorgio Shani; Takashi Kibe;] -- "This book re-examines the relationship between religion and nationalism in a contemporary Asian context, with a focus on East, South and South East Asia.

Addressing empirical, analytical, and. Nationalism is an ideology and movement that promotes interest of a particular nation (as in a group of people) especially with the aim of gaining and maintaining the nation's sovereignty (self-governance) over its alism holds that each nation should govern itself, free from outside interference (self-determination), that a nation is a natural and ideal basis for a polity.

The introduction in this book is a sweeping discussion with examples from all over the world of what constitutes religious nationalism, secular nationalism, and civil-religious nationalism. Using these three ideal-type concepts the authors present a new model of the relationship of religion and : Margit Warburg.

This book re-examines the relationship between religion and nationalism in a contemporary Asian context, with a focus on East, South and South East Asia. Addressing empirical, analytical, and normative questions, it analyses selected case studies from across Asia, including China, India, Iraq, Japan, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka and compares the differences and commonalities between the diverse configurations of nationalism and religion across the : The book features thematic chapters on religion, nationalism, and intolerance, Shi’a-Sunni relations, and case studies by leading scholars on Egypt, Israel and Palestine, Lebanon, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Tajikistan.

The concluding chapter presents integrated findings from the research and draws the impli. Linda Colley, a historian at the London School of Economics and the author of the book ''Britons: Forging the Nation, '' (Yale. This chapter reexamines the historical origins of nationalism and offers two conclusions.

It reveals the saliency of religion by establishing the centrality of the Protestant Reformation and the complexity of its influence on the rise of nationalism. Different attitudes among leaders of the Reformation toward the religious and political shape of the nation exhibit conflicting tendencies Cited by: 1.

If nationalism stands a chance in Iraq, allegiance to tribe and religious sect must give way to loyalty to the state. But the development of nationalism does not necessarily depend upon a secular state in which religion and religious authority have little power.

How can a president so attuned to nationalism’s power at home ignore its power in Iran and Iraq. The answer, as with so much about Trump, involves religion and : Peter Beinart. Scholarly work on the nexus of religion, nationalism, and violence is currently fragmented along disciplinary and theoretical lines.

In sociology, history, and anthropology, a macro-culturalist. It is difficult to imagine forces in the modern world as potent as nationalism and religion.

Both provide people with a source of meaning, each has motivated individuals to carry out extraordinary acts of heroism and cruelty, and both serve as the foundation for communal and personal identity.

While the subject has received both scholarly and popular attention, this distinctive book. After four years with US naval intelligence, including a stint in the war, Helfont was undertaking research that would lead to his fascinating new book “Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq.” Marouf had been living in Jordan since being stripped of his positions in E-BOOK EXCERPT.

There are numerous examples of how religion and nationalism intertwine. In some cases, a common religion is the fundamental marker of a nation’s identity, whereas in others secular nationalism tries to hold together people of different religious beliefs.

Nationalism, ideology based on the idea that the individual’s loyalty and devotion to the nation-state surpass other individual or group interests. Although it is often thought to be very old, nationalism did not become a great determining factor in history until the end of the 18th century.

Throughout history religion has effectively served as an instrument or even a weapon of strategy was also used during the Iran-Iraq war. During the war each side strategically mixed religion and politics to garner internal allegiance and external support.

Book Review: The Construction of Nationhood - Ethnicity, Religion, and Nationalism by Adrian Hastings The following word essay by A. Joseph Lynch is long.

The book is complex but Hastings’ historical knowledge and insights are indispensable in understanding nationalism. The history of the Jews in Iraq (Hebrew: יְהוּדִים בָּבְלִים, Babylonian Jews, Yehudim Bavlim, Arabic: اليهود العراقيون ‎ al-Yahūd al-ʿIrāqiyyūn) is documented from the time of the Babylonian captivity c.

Iraqi Jews constitute one of the world's oldest and most historically significant Jewish communities. In the introduction, Becker lucidly situates the intersection of the American missions, religious reform, and the rise of Assyrian nationalism in northwestern Iran and northeastern Iraq within a series of theoretical frameworks drawing from the fields of religious studies (transforming Talal Asad’s “religion-making” into Author: Karen G.

Ruffle. The ideology that replaced religion is not nationalism, it is humanism. It is respect of science, philosophy and culture. Nationalism has come and gone, humanism is still the ideology the West is built on. Religion and nationality are ultimately only interchangeable really as tools of control and, I'm sorry to say, oppression.

In looking at Saddam Hussein's policies in the s, many have interpreted his support for state-sponsored religion as evidence of a dramatic shift away from Arab nationalism toward political Islam. While Islam did play a greater role in the regime's symbols and Saddam's statements in the s than it had in earlier decades, the regime's Author: Samuel Helfont.

Religion has historically played a central role in motivating rulers to start and individuals to participate in war. However, the decline of religion in international politics following the Peace of Westphalia and the inception of the modern nation-state system, which built and highlighted a sense of national identity, undermined the contribution of religion to politics and Author: Peyman Asadzade.

There are numerous examples of how religion and nationalism intertwine. In some cases, a common religion is the fundamental marker of a nation’s identity, whereas in others secular nationalism tries to hold together people of different religious beliefs.

This book examines the link between religion and nationalism in contemporary polities. Iran - Iran - Religion: The vast majority of Iranians are Muslims of the Ithnā ʿAsharī, or Twelver, Shiʿi branch, which is the official state religion.

The Kurds and Turkmen are predominantly Sunni Muslims, but Iran’s Arabs are both Sunni and Shiʿi. Small communities of Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians are also found throughout the country.

Samuel Helfont and Compulsion In Religion, Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies In Iraq deals with the much debated topic of the role of religion during the period of Saddam Hussein. Some have argued that Saddam embraced religion during the last few years of his regime, others believed that the Iraqi state weakened under sanctions allowing for.

A History of Syrian Nationalism one of the worst of many political traumas experienced in the Middle East at that time,” wrote Daniel Pipes in his book. This book is about the social history of the Arab Jews Jews living in Arab countries against the backdrop of Zionist nationalism.

By using the term "Arab Jews" (rather than "Mizrahim," which literally means "Orientals") the book challenges the binary opposition between Arabs and Jews in Zionist discourse, a dichotomy that renders the linking of Arabs and Jews in this way 3/5(1).

While nationalism does play a part, it would be a grave mistake to underestimate the role of religion. I’m sorry if I gave the impression that nationalism does not play a part.

It absolutely does and was a bigger motivator than religion for Hitler. My point is. The written Zoroastrian holy book, called the Avesta, dates back to between and BC, but the traditions it is based on are more ancient.

It was the predominant religion in the region until conquered Persia. Zoroastrians in Iran have had a long history reaching back thousands of years, and are the oldest religious community of Iran that has survived to the present day. This is a book of historical interpretation. As such, it seeks to answer the question: Why did a group of army officers, who had seized control of the government of Iraq inproceed to wage a disastrously futile war against Great Britain?.

Flags and nationalism go together, and we are living in times of heighted nationalism. We surely need a deeper understanding of the dynamics of nationalism and the powerful appeal of political. The relationship between religion and nationalism is complex.

Contrary to the common assumption in the West, Islam in general has generated fairly sophisticated constitutional theories. Islamic fundamentalism in particular has been a major source of innovation and adaptation—as well as of spiritual gratification—for the Muslim by:   Arab Nationalism in the 20th Century: From Triumph to Despair by Adeed Dawisha pp, Princeton, £ Most isms ultimately lead to war, and Arab nationalism is no exception.