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Title The Blackwell companion to religion and violence / edited by Andrew R. Murphy.
Imprint Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  BL65.V55 B56 2011    AVAILABLE


Call # BL65.V55 B56 2011
Phys. Description xvi, 615 p. ; 26 cm.
Series Blackwell companions to religion ; 42
Blackwell companions to religion ; 42.
Summary "The timely Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence brings together an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who provide a coherent state of the art overview of the complex relationships between religion and violence. This Companion tackles one of the most important topics in the field of Religion in the twenty-first century, pulling together a unique collection of cutting-edge work. A focused collection of high-quality scholarship provides readers with a state-of-the-art account of the latest work in this field. The contributors are broad-ranging, international, and interdisciplinary, and include historians, political scientists, religious studies scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, theologians, scholars of women's and gender studies and communication"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Andrew R. Murphy -- "Religion" and "violence" : defining terms, defining relationships. Religion and violence : coming to terms with terms / John D. Carlson ; The myth of religious violence / William T. Cavanaugh -- Disciplinary Perspectives. Religion and violence : an economic approach / Anthony Gill ; Religion, identity, and violence : some theoretical reflections / Aziz Esmail ; Anthropological reflections on religion and violence / Bettina E. Schmidt ; Spiritual devotion and self-annihilation : an evolutionary perspective / Ariel Glucklich ; The sociology of religious violence / Charles Selengut ; Religion, law, and violence / David E. Guinn ; Mediating religious violence / Jolyon Mitchell ; Gender in the production of religious and secular violence / Janet R. Jakobsen ; Explaining religious violence : retrospects and prospects / Hector Avalos -- Traditions and movements, concepts and themes. Christianity and violence / Jonathan Ebel ; Genesis 34 and the legacies of biblical violence / Elliott Horowitz ; Islam and violence / Beverley Milton-Edwards ; Religion and violence in Hindu traditions / Jeffery D. Long ; Buddhism and symbolic violence / Bernard Faure ; Religion, violence, and Shinto / Walter A. Skya ; Confucian ethical action and the boundaries of peace and war / Don J. Wyatt ; Violence in Chinese religious culture / Barend J. ter Haar ; The dialectic of violence in Jainism / Christopher Key Chapple ; Just war and jihad of the sword / James Turner Johnson ; Jihad and martyrdom in classical and contemporary Islam / David Cook ; Sacred Terror : the psychology of contemporary religious terrorism / James W. Jones ; The transformation of failure and the spiritualization of violence / Ian Reader ; Sacrifice and violence / Kathryn McClymond ; History, humiliation, and religious violence / Ellen Posman ; Reconceptualizing totalitarianism and fascism / Robert Imre -- Case studies : religion and violence, past and present. Enduring the sacred scars of slavery / Yolanda Pierce ; South Asia : from colonial categories to a crisis of faith? / Yasmin Khan ; Gender, religion and violence during the holocaust / Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz ; Women in the Sastric Tradition : colonialism, law, and violence / Nandini Bhattacharyya-Panda ; Biblical metaphors for intervention in the Spanish-American war / Matthew McCullough ; Sudan : religion and conflict / Jok Madut Jok ; The battle for Australia : salvation and conquest / Marion Maddox ; Fundamentalist violence and women : Iran, Afghanistan, and Algeria / Valentine M. Moghadam ; Anti-Jewish violence in late imperial Russia / Robert Weinberg ; Religion, pluralism, and conflict in the Pacific islands / Yannick Fer ; Ritual violence and violent ritual in Chinese popular religion / Avron Boretz ; The politics of Protestant violence : abolitionists and anti- abortionists / Joel Olson ; Colonialism and civil war : religion and violence in East Africa / Ben Jones ; Rethinking religion and violence in the Middle East / Jeroen Gunning ; Cromwell, Mather, and the rhetoric of Puritan violence / Andrew R. Murphy -- Future prospects : beyond violence?. Liberation theology and the spiral of violence / Thia Cooper ; Religion and nonviolence in American history / Ira Chernus ; Religious Peacebuilding / Maria Pilar Aquino.
Subject Violence -- Religious aspects.
Alt Author Murphy, Andrew R., 1967-
ISBN 9781405191319 (hardback)
1405191317 (hardback)