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“Models of Rel. Rev. : The middle East” Article Religion and politics have been intertwined throughout history and throughout the globe, and a number of rebellions against authority— i.e. : the Maccabean revolt in ancient Israel, Taiping Rebellion in China, the Wahhabiya movement in Arabia, Puritanism in England have been religious in nature. some of them were rebellions against secular authorities. The Puritans, with their theocratic revolt against the increasing secularism of 17 th century English politics, may be regarded as precursors of modern anti-secular radicals. The “new movements” are different from their historical predecessors in that they are reactions to/are attempts to forge a synthesis with a specific political form that originated in the modern West: the nation state. in responding to the nation state, religious nationalists evoke ethnic loyalties and religious commitments that are definitively speific. These movements are identified with particular geographic and linguistic regions ~essentially, they specifically target the manner in which people “classify”
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2009 for the course GLOBAL STU 2 taught by Professor Appelbaum during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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