Religion and Violence: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict from Antiquity to the Present, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0765626829
  • ISBN-13: 9780765626820
  • DDC: 201.763320
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 928 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released May 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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International and interdisciplinary, as well as historical and contemporary, in scope and coverage, this encyclopedia provides background information and authoritative analysis on a broad array of questions and issues related to the intersection of religion and violence. It offers a comprehensive but concise approach to the most important individuals, historical events, groups and practices, theories, movements and processes, and causes and effects. Religion and Violence integrates scholarly analysis with current events, and discusses the global ramifications of religious violence both historically and in today's world. It covers major religions of the world and their different approaches to violence, along with country and regional studies. More than 130 signed A to Z articles provide in depth perspectives on a wide variety of subjects and issues connected with religion and violence, including Osama bin Laden, Gerry Adams, the Crusades, Rwandan genocide, September 11th, Falun Gong, al Qaeda, skinheads, witchcraft, anti abortion protests, new religious movements, the Internet, and much more. Photos and tables accompany select entries, and all entries include bibliographic citations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Adams, Gerry (1948–).
2: Africa, North.
3: Africa, Sub-Saharan.
4: African Traditional Religion.
5: Ağca, Mehmet Ali (1958–).
6: Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.
7: Al-Qaeda.
8: Anti-Abortion Violence.
9: Apocalypticism.
10: Aryan Nations.
11: Asia, Central.
12: Asia, Southeast.
13: Assassins (Hashshashin).
14: Atheism.
15: Aum Shinrikyo.
16: Bahá'í Faith.
17: Beam, Louis, Jr. (1946–).
18: Bin Laden, Osama (1957–).
19: Bloody Sunday.
20: Buddhism.
21: Butler, Richard Girnt (1918–2004).
22: Chinese Folk Religion.
23: Christian Crusades.
24: Christian Identity Movement.
25: Christian Right.
26: Christianity.
27: Church Bombings.
28: Circumcision (Female).
29: Circumcision (Male).
30: Civil Disobedience.
31: Colonization and Christianization.
32: Conflict Theory.
33: Confucianism.
34: Conscientious Objection.
35: Coughlin, Father Charles Edward (1891–1979).
36: Creativity Movement and Church of the Creator.
37: Crucifixion.
38: Danish Cartoon Crisis.
39: Daoism/Taoism.
40: Death Penalty.
41: Drugs.
42: Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
43: Ethnicity.
44: Europe.
45: Falun Gong.