The Brill Dictionary of Religion

Get access
Search Results: | 13 of 35 |

Theocracy
(1,051 words)

1. What has occurred in → Iran and in Algeria in the last two decades of the twentieth century, in terms of deadly violence, deprivation of individual rights, and coercion to live according to the rules of religious laws, is perceived in the West with horror and revulsion, and labeled ‘theocracy.’ ‘Theocracy’ (Gk., ‘God's government’) contradicts ‘de…

Cite this page
Auffarth, Christoph, “Theocracy”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00453>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



▲   Back to top   ▲