Religion and Global Migrations

Religion in the European Refugee Crisis

Editors: Schmiedel, Ulrich, Smith, Graeme (Eds.)

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    • Offers critical and constructive accounts of the roles of religion in the current refugee crisis, written by scholars from across Europe.
    • Analyzes and assesses religion both as a problem and as a promise in the European refugee crisis from the angles of all three Abrahamic faiths.
    • Opens up innovative approaches to the sociological, philosophical, and theological study of migration in Europe.
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About this book

This book explores the roles of religion in the current refugee crisis of Europe. Combining sociological, philosophical, and theological accounts of this crisis, renowned scholars from across Europe examine how religion has been employed to call either for eliminating or for enforcing the walls around “Fortress Europe.” Religion, they argue, is radically ambiguous, simultaneously causing social conflict and social cohesion in times of turmoil. Charting the constellations, the conflicts, and the consequences of the current refugee crisis, this book thus answers the need for succinct but sustained accounts of the intersections of religion and migration.

About the authors

Ulrich Schmiedel is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany. Combining systematic theology with sociology of religion and philosophy of religion, his research concentrates on contemporary Christianities. Recently, he published Elasticized Ecclesiology: The Concept of Community after Ernst Troeltsch.

Graeme Smith is Professor of Public Theology and Head of the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Chichester, UK. He writes on social, public and political theology, including two books, Oxford 1937: The Universal Christian Council for Life and Work and A Short History of Secularism.  

Reviews

“The editors’ aim for this timely compilation of essays is to show how Europeans have rediscovered religion in order to call for the fortification or defortification of Europe. … This rich collection of essays will be valued by all who wish to reflect on the role of religion in Europe’s current refugee crisis.” (Fleur Houston, Reform, March, 2019)​
“A lively, engaging, and insightful set of sociological, philosophical, and theological essays addressing an urgent dynamic shaping contemporary politics across Europe: the intersection of migration, religious identity, and the construction of a democratic common life.” (Luke Bretherton, Duke University, USA)

“Religion without borders? Faith without prejudice? This collection of essays unpacks the complex ways that religion is implicated in Europe’s so-called migrant crisis. The authors examine the positioning of religion within migration debates, and discuss a variety of religious responses to migration. The effect is to show the enduring imprint of religion on politics and culture across Europe, and to remind us of religion’s dual capacity to open hearts and to close minds.” (Julie Clague, University of Glasgow, UK)

“The current refugee crisis challenges all forms of European self-understanding. This compelling book by a multi-religious group of experts tackles the burning issues in this dramatic struggle for Europe’s future. It provides necessary analysis and courageous proposals for a more critical and self-critical theological contribution to the public debate on the emerging shape of Europe.” (Werner G. Jeanrond, University of Oxford, UK)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction: Charting a Crisis

    Schmiedel, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Perceptions of Plurality: The Impact of the Refugee Crisis on the Interpretation of Religious Pluralization in Europe

    Pickel, Gert

    Pages 15-37

  • Infiltrators, Imposters, or Human Beings? The Slovenian Socio-Political Imaginary, Christianity, and the Responses to the 2015–2016 Migrant Crisis

    Andrejč, Gorazd

    Pages 39-60

  • Between Traditionalism, Fundamentalism, and Populism: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Media Coverage of the Migration Crisis in Poland

    Krotofil, Joanna (et al.)

    Pages 61-85

  • Confronting the Current Refugee Crisis: The Importance of Islamic Citizens’ Initiatives in Germany

    Khallouk, Mohammed

    Pages 87-103

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88520-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion in the European Refugee Crisis
Editors
  • Ulrich Schmiedel
  • Graeme Smith
Series Title
Religion and Global Migrations
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67961-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67961-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67960-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88520-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 314
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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