A History of Orthodox, Islamic, and Western Christian Political Values

  • Dennis J. Dunn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  3. Orthodox, Islamic, and Western Civilizations: Political Values

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  4. The Struggle of Values and Political Identities in Modern Times

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 219-257

About this book


The book reveals the nexus between religion and politics today and shows that we live in an interdependent world where one global civilization is emerging and where the world’s peoples are continuing to coalesce around a series of values that contain potent Western overtones. Both Putin’s Orthodox Russia and regions under the control of such Islamist groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda resent and attempt, in a largely languishing effort, to frustrate this series of values. The book explains the current tension between the West and Russia and parts of the Muslim world and sheds light on the causes of such crises as the Syrian Civil War, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, and acts of terrorism such as 9/11 and the ISIS-inspired massacres in Paris.  It shows that religion continues to affect global order and that knowledge of its effect on political identity and global governance should guide both government policy and scholarly analysis of contemporary history.


Western relations and Islam history of Orthodox Civilization Islamic Civilization religion and politics Russian Orthodox Civilization Radical Left and religion

Authors and affiliations

  • Dennis J. Dunn
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  1. 1.Texas State University San MarcosUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32566-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32567-5
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