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Religious Violence Today: Faith and Conflict in the Modern World, 1st Edition

  • Michael Jerryson
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  • ISBN-10: 1440859914
  • ISBN-13: 9781440859915
  • DDC: 201
  • 944 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Overview

Religious violence and persecution have been growing steadily both within the United States and around the world. Drawing on the expertise of a wide range of scholars, this current and comprehensive reference helps readers understand the persecution of members of particular faiths as well as violence committed by members of those faiths. In doing so, it promotes a greater understanding of the role of religion in global politics, domestic and international terrorism, and religious bigotry. The book contains sections on particular religious traditions from around the world which include overview essays that survey violence related to a particular religion, whether committed by or against members of that faith, plus reference entries that provide objective, fundamental information about particular topics related to violence and the religion discussed. Entries also provide cross-references and suggestions for further reading, and the work closes with a bibliography of resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Introduction: The Legacy of Religion and Violence.
2: Timeline.
3: African Religion.
4: Introduction.
5: Assault Sorcery (War Magic).
6: Bentiu Massacre (South Sudan, 2014).
7: Central African Republic (CAR), Ethnoreligious Violence in.
8: Child Soldiers.
9: Christian and Muslim Responses to Ethnoreligious Violence in Africa.
10: Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia: Ethnoreligious Violence in the Horn of Africa.
11: Gender and Sexual Orientation (African Religion).
12: Holy Spirit Movement.
13: Hunters’ Militias.
14: Lord’s Resistance Army.
15: Mai-Mai Rebels.
16: Millennialism (Africa).
17: Revolutionary United Front (RUF).
18: Santeria.
19: Sudan and South Sudan, Ethnoreligious Violence in.
20: Voodoo (Vodun).
21: Witchcraft.
22: Buddhism.
23: Introduction.
24: Ahimsa (Nonharm).
25: Ashoka (Asoka) (R. 268–232 BCE).
26: Aung San Suu Kyi (1945–).
27: Bodu Bala Sena (Buddhist Power Force).
28: Buddhist End Times.
29: Chittagong Buddhists, Persecution of.
30: Fourteenth Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) (1935–).
31: Gender and Sexual Orientation (Buddhism).
32: International Network of Engaged Buddhists.
33: Kachin, Persecution of.
34: Knowing Buddha Organization.
35: Ma Ba Tha.
36: Mahavamsa.
37: 969 Movement.
38: Rakhine State Violence (Myanmar).
39: Saffron Army (Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna).
40: Saffron Revolution (2007).
41: Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement.
42: Soldier Monks.
43: Southern Thailand.
44: Sulak Sivaraksa (1933–).
45: Thich Nhat Hanh (1926–).
46: Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, Sangha).
47: Upayakaushalya Sutra (Skill-In-Means Sutra).
48: Vegetarianism.
49: Chinese Religion.
50: Introduction.
51: Analects.
52: Anti-Christian Attacks.
53: Anti-Muslim Attacks.
54: Art of War (Sunzi).
55: Chinese Atheism.
56: Daodejing.
57: Falun Gong.
58: Gender and Sexual Orientation (Chinese Religion).
59: Mao Zedong (1893–1976).
60: Martial Arts.
61: Martial Deities.
62: Mengzi (Mencius) (372–289 BCE).
63: Self-Inflicted Violence.
64: Spirit Medium (Tang Ki).
65: Xunzi (310–220 BCE).
66: Christianity.
67: Introduction.
68: Anti-Abortion Movement.
69: Anti-Muslim Attacks.
70: Armageddon.
71: Breivik, Anders Behring (1979–).
72: Catholicism and Sexual Abuse.
73: Christian Fundamentalism.
74: Christian Identity Movement.
75: Christian Reconstructionism.
76: Eugenics.
77: Gender and Sexual Orientation (Christianity).
78: Guatemalan Predatory Pastoralism.
79: Ilaga.
80: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Persecution of.
81: Just War Ideology.
82: Ku Klux Klan.
83: Liberation Theology.
84: Martyrdom.
85: Narcoreligious Movements.
86: National Socialist Council of Nagaland.
87: New Testament.
88: Niebuhr, Reinhold (1892–1971).
89: Roof, Dylann (1994–).
90: Sodom and Gomorrah.
91: Westboro Baptist Church (Topeka, Kansas).
92: Hinduism.
93: Introduction.
94: Ahimsa (Nonharm).
95: Anti-Christian Attacks.
96: Anti-Muslim Attacks.
97: Ayodhya.
98: Bhagavad Gita.
99: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
100: Bhutanese Hindus, Persecution of.
101: Dalits, Violence Against.
102: Gandhi, Mohandas (1869–1948) (Mahatma, Gandhianism).
103: Gender And Sexual Orientation (Hinduism).
104: Gujarat Riots (2002).
105: Hindu Mahasabha.
106: Hindutva.
107: Kandhamal Riots (2007, 2008).
108: Kashmir.
109: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
110: Muzaffarnagar Riots (2013).
111: Pakistani Hindus, Persecution of.
112: Partition (1947).
113: Ramayana.
114: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
115: Saffron Terrorism.
116: Singh, Jyoti (1989–2012), Gang Rape of.
117: Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP).
118: Islam.
119: Introduction.
120: Ahmadiyya, Persecution of.
121: Al-Shabaab.
122: Assam Bodo-Muslim Conflict.
123: Blasphemy.
124: Boko Haram.
125: Boston Marathon Bombing (2013).
126: Charlie Hebdo Attack (2015).
127: “The Clash of Civilizations?” (Huntington, 1993).
128: Gender and Sexual Orientation (Islam).
129: Hadith.
130: Hamas.
131: Hezbollah.
132: Isis (Islamic State).
133: Islamophobia.
134: Jihad.
135: Kashmir and Global Jihad.
136: Martyrdom (Shia Islam).
137: Martyrdom (Sunni Islam).
138: Maute Group (Islamic State of Lanao).
139: Muslim Brotherhood.
140: The Neglected Duty (1981).
141: 9/11 and al-Qaeda.
142: Qur’an.
143: Rohingya, Persecution of.
144: Salafism.
145: Takfir.
146: Taliban.
147: Uyghurs.
148: Uzbeks and Islamism.
149: Wahhabism.