Olivier Roy is Professor at the European University Institute in Florence. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books on political religion, five of which are published by Hurst.
'Roy's book is both complex and powerful, detailed without ever losing sight of the big picture, and full of telling illustrations. It represents a novel vision of the crisis in secularism brought about by its final absorption of religion in national life.' -- Faisal Devji, Professor of Indian History, University of Oxford, and author of 'Muslim Zion' 'Rivetingly, this unsurpassed authority on the politics of contemporary Islam turns to elucidate the tensions surrounding Christian morality, the scandal of clerical paedophilia, the libertarian individualism that has spread since the 1960s, and caricatural claims to a Christian European identity.' -- Jonathan Benthall, Director Emeritus, Royal Anthropological Institute