A Higher Ground: The Secular Knowledge of Objects of Religious Devotion

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Religion and the Secular: Historical and Colonial Formations, By Timothy Fitzgerald, Copyright Year 2007. ISBN 978184553267. Published October 1, 2007 by Routledge. 320 Pages.
Book Description: Religion has dominated colonialism since the 16th century. 'Religion and the Secular' critically examines how religion has been used to subject indigenous concepts to the needs of colonial powers. Essays present the colonial relationship from the perspective of colonized cultures - including Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, India, Japan, South Africa and Canada - and colonizing powers, namely England, Germany and the United States. The volume offers a historical and ethnographical analysis of the relationship between the sacred and the secular, examining religion in relation to politics, economics and civil power.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligion and the Secular
Subtitle of host publicationHistorical and Colonial Formations
EditorsTimothy Fitzgerald
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
PublisherEquinox Publishing
ISBN (Print)184553266X, 9781845532666
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2007


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