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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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.