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Sunni and Shia in Iran, Iraq, or Syria. Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland. Afrikaners and black churches in South Africa. The rising tide of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia across Europe. Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land. The fear of immigrants and those who are different. The surge of nationalism. Violence, religious violence, violence done in the name of religion.

Religious violence must be understood—its history, its relationship to sacred texts and communities, and its consequences. Religious violence must also be confronted. Another story must be told, a different story, a counternarrative other than the one that grips the world today.

In Confronting Religious Violence, twelve international experts from a variety of theological, philosophical, and scientific fields address the issue of religious violence in today’s world. The first part of the book focuses on the historical rise of religious conflict, beginning with the question of whether the New Testament leads to supersessionism, and looks at the growth of anti-Semitism in the later Roman Empire. The second part comprises field-report studies of xenophobia, radicalism, anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia surrounding the conflicts in the Middle East. The third part reflects on moral, philosophical, legal, and evolutionary influences on religious freedom and how they harm or help the advancement of peace. The final part of the volume turns to theological reflections, discussing monotheism, nationalism, the perpetuation of violence, the role of mercy laws and freedom in combating hate, and practical approaches to dealing with pluralism in theological education.

Edited by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Richard Burridge, Confronting Religious Violence contains insights from international experts that form essential reading for politicians, diplomats, business leaders, academics, theologians, church and faith leaders, commentators, and military strategists—anyone concerned with a harmonious future for human life together on this planet.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Heather Templeton Dill
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. xv-xxvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. Richard A. Burridge, Jonathan Sacks
  3. pp. 1-16
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  1. Setting the Scene
  1. Chapter 1. The Stories We Tell
  2. Jonathan Sacks
  3. pp. 19-36
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  1. Part I. Biblical and Classical Background
  1. Chapter 2. (Re-)Reading the New Testament in the Light of Sibling Rivalry: Some Hermeneutical Implications for Today
  2. Richard A. Burridge
  3. pp. 39-58
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  1. Chapter 3. Open Religion and Its Enemies
  2. Guy G. Stroumsa
  3. pp. 59-74
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  1. Part II. Reflections from the Front Line
  1. Chapter 4. Radical Encounters: Climate Change and Religious Conflict in Africa
  2. Eliza Griswold
  3. pp. 77-92
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  1. Chapter 5. Empathy as Policy in the Age of Hatred
  2. Amineh A. Hoti
  3. pp. 93-102
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  1. Chapter 6. Devoted Actors in an Age of Rage: Social Science on the ISIS Front Line and Elsewhere
  2. Scott Atran
  3. pp. 103-130
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  1. Part III. Moral, Philosophical, and Scientific Reflections
  1. Chapter 7. Religious Freedom and Human Flourishing
  2. Robert P. George
  3. pp. 133-146
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  1. Chapter 8. Compassionate Reason: The Most Important Cultural and Religious Capacity for a Peaceful Future
  2. Marc Gopin
  3. pp. 147-166
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  1. Chapter 9. The Superorganism Concept and Human Groups: Implications for Confronting Religious Violence
  2. David Sloan Wilson
  3. pp. 167-182
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  1. Part IV. Theological Reflections
  1. Chapter 10. Monotheism, Nationalism, Violence: Twenty-Five Theses
  2. Miroslav Volf
  3. pp. 185-194
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  1. Chapter 11. Countering Religious, Moral, and Political Hate-Preaching: A Culture of Mercy and Freedom against the Barbarism of Hate
  2. Michael Welker
  3. pp. 195-204
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  1. Chapter 12. Between Urgency and Understanding: Practical Imperatives in Theological Education
  2. William Storrar
  3. pp. 205-218
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  1. Conclusion
  2. Jonathan Sacks
  3. pp. 219-222
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 223-254
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 255-278
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 279-284
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781481309370
Related ISBN
9781481308953
MARC Record
OCLC
1066224984
Pages
310
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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