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Religions 2018, 9(11), 334;

Unexpected Convergences: Religious Nationalism in Israel and Turkey

Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University, 3307 M St NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Received: 6 September 2018 / Revised: 12 October 2018 / Accepted: 13 October 2018 / Published: 30 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religion and Nationalism)
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This article compares Israel and Turkey to demonstrate how religious nationalism can be analyzed by a combination of historical institutionalism and conceptual history of religious ideas and doctrines. Both cases exemplify how the building of the nation-state was associated with the exportation of the western concept of religion. The resulting association between national territory, state and religion can explain the existing politicization of religion. View Full-Text
Keywords: nation-state; religion; historical institutionalism; secularization; conceptual history nation-state; religion; historical institutionalism; secularization; conceptual history
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Cesari, J. Unexpected Convergences: Religious Nationalism in Israel and Turkey. Religions 2018, 9, 334.

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