Religion, Politics, and Culture of the Middle East
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Whereas religion has, in places, seemingly declined as a political force, religious factors are dominant in personal behavior and political activity in the Middle East. For example, some commentators ask whether Islamic countries are a “state of Muslims” or a “Muslim state.” As such, these countries seem faced with a difficult decision: Do they attempt to balance a particular view of modernity with their own traditions or do they return to what some perceive as a lost theological/religious-political ideal?
Steven L. Jacobs
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