“Religion as a Weapon: Invoking Religion in Secularized Societies”, Petr Kratochvil (IIR, Czech Republic)

Petr Kratochvil, Religion as a Weapon: Invoking Religion in Secularized Societies

New article by professor Petr Kratochvíl in The Review of Faith & International Affairs. The author comes up with the controversial claim that the high levels of secularization can, under certain conditions, make religious arguments stronger, and not weaker as generally assumed. In three case studies, the article shows how religious conservatives forge alliances with secular xenophobic populists, in which culturally defined Christianity becomes the main vehicle for the building of communities of exclusion.

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