Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions, 1st Edition

  • Irfan A. Omar
  • Michael J. Duffey
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  • ISBN-10: 1118953444
  • ISBN-13: 9781118953440
  • DDC: 201.7273
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Overview

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. It offers a clear and systematic narrative with coverage of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American religions, and examines concepts within their religious context for a better understanding of the values, motivations, and ethics involved.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Jihad and Nonviolence in the Islamic Tradition.
1: A Confucian Response.
2: A Jewish Response.
Christianity From Peacemaking to Violence and Home Again.
3: A Buddhist Response.
4: A Muslim Response.
Jewish Ideologies of Peace and Peacemaking.
5: A Christian Response.
6: A Native American Response.
From Sincerity of Thought to Peace “All Under Heaven”(Tianxia 天下) The Confucian Stance on Peace and Violence.
7: A Buddhist Response.
8: A Jewish Response.
“Peace is the Strongest Force in the World” Buddhist Paths to Peacemaking and Nonviolence.
9: A Hindu Response.
10: A Native American Response.
Peacemaking and Nonviolence in the Hindu Tradition.
11: A Christian Response.
12: A Muslim Response.
The Irrelevance of Euro-Christian Dichotomies for Indigenous Peoples Beyond Nonviolence to a Visionof Cosmic Balance.
13: A Confucian Response.
14: A Hindu Response.
15: Conclusion.
Index.
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