Religion and Peacebuilding (SUNY Series in Religious Studies)

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$22.60 - $49.83
UPC:
9780791459348
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
SUNY Press (January 8, 2004)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
328
Shipping Weight:
1.2 pounds
Language:
English
Series:
SUNY Series in Religious Studies
Product Dimensions:
6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
ISBN-10:
0791459349
ISBN-13:
978-0791459348
Author:
Harold Coward,Gordon S. Smith

Product Overview

Acknowledging that religion can motivate both violence and compassion, this book looks at how a variety of world religions can and do build peace.In the wake of September 11, 2001 religion is often seen as the motivating force behind terrorism and other acts of violence. Religion and Peacebuilding looks beyond headlines concerning violence perpetrated in the name of religion to examine how world religions have also inspired social welfare and peacemaking activism. Leading scholars from the Aboriginal, Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions provide detailed analyses of the spiritual resources for fostering peace within their respective religions. The contributors discuss the formidable obstacles to nonviolent conflict transformation found within sacred texts and living traditions. Case studies of Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Cambodia, and South Africa are also examined as practical applications of spiritual resources for peace.

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