Alexis De Tocqueville As Forerunner Of Politology Of Religion Cover Image

Алексис де Токвил као претеча политкологије религије
Alexis De Tocqueville As Forerunner Of Politology Of Religion

Author(s): Miroljub Jevtić
Subject(s): History of Church(es)
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: Politology of Religion; Alexis de Tocqueville; Religion; Politics; Enlightenment philosophy

Summary/Abstract: Politology of Religion, one of the youngest in the field of political sciences, and non-theological sciences on religion, had its forerunners. One of the most important forerunners was Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859). In his works Tocqueville showed in detail how the French Enlightenment philosopher’s thesis, on economic underdevelopment and ignorance as the main sources of religion, are wrong. Also he showed that each religion has a political doctrine. That’s why religion and politics are inseparable for him. This induced political scientists to analyze how religion affects on political attitudes. Dealing in this way Alexis de Tocqueville contributed to the birth of Politiology of religion.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 101-115
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian