Political Religion – the Influence of Ideological and Identity Orientation

  title={Political Religion – the Influence of Ideological and Identity Orientation},
  author={Donald Keith Gates and Peter Steane},
  journal={Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions},
  pages={303 - 325}
  • D. GatesPeter Steane
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Sociology
  • Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions
Abstract The diversity of identities in the many social groups in modern multi‐cultural communities challenges decision and policymakers endeavouring to reconcile their own values and ideologies with those of the people their decisions and policies affect. This paper defines political religion and places its theoretical base amongst general theories of religion, especially the Durkheimian concept of religion as ‘belonging’ and Weber’s idea that religion has meaning. Spirituality is identity… 

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