Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions

Product Number: EB00612247
Released: Jun 07, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118953440
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

Written by top practitioner-scholars who bring a critical yet empathetic eye to the topic, this textbook provides a comprehensive look at peace and violence in seven world religions. -Offers a clear and systematic narrative with coverage of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American religions -Introduces a different religion and its sacred texts in each chapter; discusses ideas of peace, war, nonviolence, and permissible violence; recounts historical responses to violence; and highlights individuals within the tradition working toward peace and justice -Examines concepts within their religious context for a better understanding of the values, motivations, and ethics involved -Includes student-friendly pedagogical features, such as enriching end-of-chapter critiques by practitioners of other traditions, definitions of key terms, discussion questions, and further reading sections

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Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Apr 08, 2015

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