Religion and Politics in Saudi Arabia

Religion and Politics in Saudi Arabia : Wahhabism and the State

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What is Wahhabism? What is its relationship with the Saudi state? Does it play a part in Islamist terrorist threats? These are among the complex questions tackled in "Religion and Politics in Saudi Arabia". Moving from the historical, social, and political contexts in which Wahhabism originated and flourished to its current internal divisions and its impact on Saudi-US relations, the authors offer thought-provoking, cutting-edge research that helps to unravel the mystery that has long surrounded the subject.This book sheds light on the origins and nature of Wahhabism and on its long, complicated relationship with the Saudi more

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  • Hardback | 175 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 453.59g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588266370
  • 9781588266378
  • 986,762

Table of contents

Introduction: Unraveling the Myths - the Editors. Wahhabism: Religious Movement and Political Ideology. Wahhabism and the Question of Religious Tolerance - N.J. DeLong-Bas. Wahhabism as an Ideology of State Formation - K.S. Al-Dakhil. Contestation and Authority in Wahhabi Polemics - D. Commins. Wahhabism and the Saudi State. The Wahhabi Origins of the Contemporary Saudi State - J.S. Habib. The Annexation of the Hijaz - W. Ochsenwald. State Power, Religious Privilege, and the Myths About Political Reform - G. Okruhlik. Religious Revivalism and Its Challenge to the Saudi Regime - T.C. Jones. Saudi-US Relations. A Most Improbable Alliance: Placing Interests Over Ideology - T.W. Lippman. Official Wahhabism and the Sanctioning of Saudi-US Relations - F.G. Gause, III. Conclusion. The Impact of the Wahhabi Tradition - J.O. more

About Mohammed Ayoob

Mohammed Ayoob is University Distinguished Professor of international relations and coordinator of the Muslim studies program at Michigan State University. Hasan Kosebalaban is assistant professor of politics at Lake Forest more

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"Timely, important, and of high quality." - John Esposito, Georgetown University "With contributions from leading scholars, this volume provides an exhaustive picture of the state of academic research on Saudi Islam. It will be of great interest to a wide readership." - Stephane Lacroix, Sciences Po, France"show more

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