Public Faith and the Politics of Faith: A Review Essay

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Journal Article


Journal for the Study of Religion, Volume 23, p.5–16 (2010)



A symposium entitled In the Presence of Faith: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Southern African Studies of Religion was held in Johannesburg from 24 to 26 February 2010.1 This review essay outlines our rationale for the symposium, highlights its most pressing debates, and introduces the papers included in this special edition of the Journal for the Study of Religion , an edition entitled Public Faith and the Politics of Faith .

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