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Political theology, religious fundamentalism and modern politics

by / RP 171 (Jan/Feb 2012) / Article

In order to define a single and indivisible sovereign political power, Western modernity needed to separate itself from the ecclesiastical power that impeded this unity and indivisibility. Consequently, public expressions of religion were placed under the control of rulers and intimate expressions were relegated to the private realm. This task was broadly supported …


Between imperial client and useful enemy

Pakistan’s permanent crisis
by / RP 152 (Nov/Dec 2008) / Commentary