Can faiths make peace? : holy wars and the resolution of religious conflicts

edited by Philip Broadhead & Damien Keown

It is often alleged that religion is a major cause of war and dissent. History is littered with the wreckage of religious conflict, from the crusades onwards, and it is frequently maintained that it is religion which is the tinderbox that ignites so many regional disputes - from Bosnia's ethnic cleansing to the ongoing conflict in Iraq. If religion is on trial, the evidence against it so often seems damning. But is the picture really as grim as has been painted? Very little is heard in defence of religion and few attempts have been made to put the other side of the case. The essays in this volume are among the first systematically to explore the role of religion as a force for peace, both historically and in the contemporary world. They focus on the efforts which have been made by individuals, communities and religious groups to secure conflict-resolution and replace hostility with tolerance and mutual respect. Specific topics explored include: nationalism and religious conflict; revolution and religious wars; the impact of secularisation; ethnicity and religion; conflict over holy places; and making and keeping the peace.

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書名 Can faiths make peace? : holy wars and the resolution of religious conflicts
著作者等 Broadhead, Philip
Keown, Damien
シリーズ名 International library of war studies
出版元 I.B. Tauris
刊行年月 2007
ページ数 213 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781845112769
NCID BA80763798
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス