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Title: 'Faith in nation comes in different guises': modernist versions of religious nationalism
Authors: Mihelj, Sabina
Keywords: Modernity
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © Blackwell
Citation: MIHELJ, S., 2007. 'Faith in nation comes in different guises': modernist versions of religious nationalism. Nations and Nationalism, 13 (2), pp. 265-284
Abstract: Many scholars of nationalism seem to assume that religious nationalism is inherently and necessarily hostile to the secular nation-state and to modern developments in general. The present paper challenges this conviction by drawing on recent debates among sociologists of religion, and it points to the existence of modernist versions of religious nationalism that acknowledge the legitimacy of the secular nationstate and are generally sympathetic to modern developments. It examines one of the most prominent manifestations of this variety of nationalism, namely Protestant modernist nationalism. After a brief consideration of cases from nineteenth century Europe, the remainder of the paper focuses on the modernist religious nationalisms arising in post-Cold War Eastern Europe, with a special focus on Slovenia.
Description: The final definitive version of this paper has been published in Nations and Nationalism [© Blackwell]. It is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8129.2007.00283.x
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5016
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