The Spirit of Populism: Political Theologies in Polarized Times

Ulrich Schmiedel (Editor), Joshua Ralston (Editor)

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Abstract / Description of output

Populism is a buzzword. This compilation explores the significance of religion for the controversies stirred up by populist politics in European and American contexts in order to understand what lies behind the buzz. Engaging Jewish, Christian, and Islamic political thought and theology, contributions by more than twenty established and emerging scholars explore right-wing and left-wing protests, offering critical interpretations and creative interventions for a polarized public square. Both methodologically and thematically, the compilation moves beyond essentialist definitions of religion, encouraging a comparative approach to political theology today.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages348
ISBN (Electronic)9789004498327
ISBN (Print)9789004498310
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2021

Publication series

NamePolitical and Public Theologies: Comparisons - Coalitions - Critiques
ISSN (Print)2666-9218


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