Global religious organizations

Authored by: Adrian Hermann

The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138718364
eBook ISBN: 9780429438233
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429438233-58

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Abstract

Organized religion is a common feature of contemporary global society on local as well as on regional and transregional scales. However, long before the contemporary period, religious actors attempted to organize their activities worldwide, with the Roman Catholic Church and its religious orders being the most prominent example. This chapter explores the existing theoretical literature on (global) religious organizations and discusses some historical and contemporary examples from four periods of globalization.

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