Why is Pakistan Promoting Powerful Religious Conversions?

Why religion?


As we all know, if you want to enjoy a harmonious get-together with friends, two issues should be avoided at all costs: politics and religion.
In a certain sense, the present work goes against this wise advice because it is precisely about religion and politics, or rather, about the relationships that exist between religion and society.
Religion has always been an important part of the social whole, just as it has influenced the self-perception of society: more than that, it has often even defined the governing principles itself. The progress in society and science, however, took an autonomous course that was independent of religious thought. Nevertheless, religious forms of expression have survived in the world, partly in the form of ritual and moral principles, partly as pure nostalgia.
The ambitious aim of this book is to analyze the relationships between religion and society over the centuries.


Religion - for what? Religion and economy History of religion Philosophy of religion Economics and culture World religions Religion

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1. Universities of Monterrey Mexico City Mexico

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleWhy Religion?
  • Book SubtitleMessage and Significance of the Great Religions
  • AuthorsHermann von Bertrab
  • Series Title Contributions to religion, past and present
  • DOIhttps: //doi.org/10.1007/978-3-86226-841-2
  • Copyright InformationCentaurus Verlag & Media UG2012
  • Publisher Name Centaurus Verlag & Media, Herbolzheim
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Science (German Language)
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-86226-060-7
  • eBook ISBN978-3-86226-841-2
  • Series ISSN1616-4725
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of PagesX, 386
  • Number of Illustrations0 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • Topics Sociology of Religion
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