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Title The Oxford handbook of religion and violence / edited by Mark Juergensmeyer, Margo Kitts, and Michael Jerryson.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  201.76332 O98O    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 653 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology
Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : The enduring relationship of religion and violence / Mark Juergensmeyer, Margo Kitts, and Michael Jerryson -- Part I. Overview of religious traditions -- Violence and nonviolence at the heart of Hindu ethics / Veena Das -- Buddhist traditions and violence / Michael Jerryson -- Sikh traditions and violence / Cynthia Keppley Mahmood -- Religion and violence in the Jewish traditions / Ron E. Hassner and Gideon Aran -- Religion and violence in the Christian traditions / Lloyd Steffen -- Muslim engagement with injustice and violence / Bruce B. Lawrence -- African traditional religion and violence / Nathalie Wlodarczyk -- Religion and violence in Pacific Island societies / Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart -- Violence in Chinese religious traditions / Meir Shahar -- Part II. Patterns and themes -- The religious problem of evil / James Aho -- Sacrifice/human sacrifice in religious traditions / Davíd Carrasco -- Martyrdom in Islam / David Cook -- Starvation and self-mutilation in religious traditions / Liz Wilson -- Apocalyptic religion and violence / Jamel Velji -- Cosmic war in religious traditions / Reza Aslan -- Genocide and the religious imagery in Rwanda / Christopher C. Taylor -- Religious terrorism as performance violence / Mark Juergensmeyer -- Christianity and torture / Karen L. King -- Just war and legal restraints / John Kelsay -- Religiously motivated violence in the abortion debate / Julie Ingersoll -- Conflicts over sacred ground / Ron E. Hassner -- Religion and political violence / Monica Duffy Toft -- Rituals of death and remembrance / Susumu Shimazono and Margo Kitts -- Violent death in religious imagination / Margo Kitts -- Part III. Analytic approaches -- Religion and violence from a sociological perspective / John R. Hall -- Religion and violence from an anthropological perspective / Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern -- Religion and violence from a psychological perspective / James W. Jones -- Religion and violence from a political science perspective / Daniel Philpott -- Religion and violence from literary perspectives / Margo Kitts -- Religion and violence from Christian theological perspectives / Charles Kimball -- Part IV. New directions -- Sacrificial violence : a problem in ancient religions / Walter Burkert -- Cities as one site for religion and violence / Saskia Sassen -- Armageddon in Christian, Sunni, and Shia traditions / Michael A. Sells -- Phenomenal violence and the philosophy of religion / Hent De Vries -- The construction of evil and the violence of purification / David Frankfurter -- Mimetic theories of religion and violence / Wolfgang Palaver -- Religion and scarcity : a new theory for the role of religion in violence / Hector Avalos -- Ritual, religion, and violence : an evolutionary perspective / Candace S. Alcorta and Richard Sosis -- Divergent modes of religiosity and armed struggle / Harvey Whitehouse and Brian McQuinn -- A sociotheological approach to understanding religious violence / Mark Juergensmeyer and Mona Kanwal Sheikh.
Summary Violence has played a part in the religious imagination, from symbols and myths to legendary battles, from colossal wars to the theater of terrorism. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence surveys intersections between religion and violence throughout history and around the world. Forty original essays in this volume include overviews of major religious traditions, showing how violence is justified within the literary and theological foundations of the tradition, how it is used symbolically and in ritual practice, and how social acts of violence and warfare have been justified by religious ideas. The essays also examine patterns and themes relating to religious violence, such as sacrifice and martyrdom, which are explored in cross-disciplinary or regional analyses; and offer major analytic approaches, from literary to social scientific studies. Contributors to this volume, thinkers who are forging new directions in theory and analysis related to religion and violence, provide novel insights.
Subject Violence -- Religious aspects.
Violence -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst01167248
Added Author Juergensmeyer, Mark, editor.
Kitts, Margo, 1952- editor.
Jerryson, Michael K., editor.
ISBN 0190270098
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