The Meek and the Militant
Religion and Power Across the World
Siegel, Paul N.
Pages: 229pp ISBN: 0-86232-350-9
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX19370
This wide-ranging comparative study of religion by an eminent American scholar opens with the Marxist critique of religion - its explanation of religion's origin and persistance, and how it has acted historically as a bulwark of the social order but also under certain circumstances as a revolutionary force. Part 2 examines the historical roots of Judaism, Catholicism and Protestantism. Part 3 makes a similar study of Hinduism, and Part 4 examines the Soviet Union and China.