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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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.
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.
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