The Revenge of God

The Resurgence of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism in the Modern World

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Category: Europe

Page: 215

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Kepel traces the resurgence of religious belief in the modern world, focussing on radical movemnets within Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

The Revenge of God

The Resurgence of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism in the Modern World

Author: Gilles Kepel

Publisher: Penn State Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 215

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Kepel traces the resurgence of religious belief in the modern world, focussing on radical movemnets within Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

Sacred Terror

How Faith Becomes Lethal

Author: Daniel E. Price

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Category: Law

Page: 268

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This book places the current wave of religion-based terrorism in a historical perspective, explaining why religion is associated with terrorism, comparing religion-based terrorism to other forms of terrorism, and documenting how religion-based terrorism is a product of powerful political, socioeconomic, and psychological forces.

Political Islam Observed

Author: Frédéric Volpi

Publisher: Hurst Publishers

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Category: Islam and politics

Page: 226

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This title offers framework for understanding the interaction between the academic disciplines 'observing' contemporary political Islam and the individuals and communities being 'observed' practising it.

The Ethics of War in Asian Civilizations

A Comparative Perspective

Author: Research Fellow in the Department of Cultural Studies Torkel Brekke

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: History

Page: 232

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This book explores how issues of ethics in war and warfare have been treated by major ethical traditions of Asia. It opens a discussion about whether there are universal standards in the ideologies of warfare between the major religious traditions of the world. While the chapters are written by specialists in Asian cultures, some of the conceptual apparatus is drawn from the scholarly discourse on just war, developed in the study of the ethical tradition of Christianity. Taking a comparative approach, the book looks at six different Asian religious, philosophical and political traditions: Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, China and Japan; and is organized according to geography. This innovative approach opens a new field of research on war and ideology, and extends the debate on modern warfare, universalism and human rights.

The Middle East in International Relations

Power, Politics and Ideology

Author: Fred Halliday

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Political Science

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The international relations of the Middle East have long been dominated by uncertainty and conflict. External intervention, interstate war, political upheaval and interethnic violence are compounded by the vagaries of oil prices and the claims of military, nationalist and religious movements. The purpose of this book is to set this region and its conflicts in context, providing on the one hand a historical introduction to its character and problems, and on the other a reasoned analysis of its politics. In an engagement with both the study of the Middle East and the theoretical analysis of international relations, the author, who is one of the best known and most authoritative scholars writing on the region today, offers a compelling and original interpretation. Written in a clear, accessible and interactive style, the book is designed for students, policymakers, and the general reader.

The Path to Salvation

Religious Violence from the Crusades to Jihad

Author: Heather Selma Gregg

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

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Category: Religion

Page: 216

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In the wake of 9/11, policy analysts, journalists, and academics have tried to make sense of the rise of militant Islam, particularly its role as a motivating and legitimating force for violence against the United States. The general perception is that Islam is more violence-prone than other religions and that scripture and beliefs within the faith, such as the doctrines of jihad and martyrdom, demonstrate the inherently violent nature of Islam. Here, however, Heather Selma Gregg draws comparisons across religious traditions to investigate common causes of religious violence. The author sets side-by-side examples of current and historic Islamic violence with similar acts by Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Hindu adherents. Based on her findings, Gregg challenges the assumption that religious violence stems from a faithÆs scriptures. Instead, Gregg argues that religious violence is the result of interpretations of a religionÆs beliefs and scriptures. Interpretations calling for violence in the name of a faith are the product of individuals, but it is important to understand the conditions under which these violent interpretations of a religion occur. These conditions must be considered by identifying who is interpreting the religion and by what authority; the social, political, and economic circumstances surrounding these violent interpretations; and the believability of these interpretations by members of religious communities.

The Gagging of God

Christianity Confronts Pluralism

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Zondervan

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Category: Religion

Page: 640

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The Gold Medallion Award-winning book that presents a persuasive case for Christ as the only way to God.Is Jesus the only way to God? This clear, critically-acclaimed, scholarly response to that question affirms the deep need for the Gospel’s exclusive message in today’s increasingly pluralistic global community. The Gagging of God offers an in-depth look at the big picture, shows how the many ramifications of pluralism are all parts of a whole, and then provides a systematic Christian response.

Transfiguring Capitalism

An Enquiry Into Religion and Global Change

Author: John Atherton

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

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Category: Religion

Page: 342

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Addresses key problems in contemporary life, and raises important questions about our growing awareness of the limits of contemporary ways of living with modern economies and modern religion. This book explores possible alternatives to such capitalism.

Global Religions and International Relations: A Diplomatic Perspective

Author: P. Ferrara

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Social Science

Page: 127

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With a religious re-emergence in international relations, this book provides an introduction to the role religions play within the global political arena. Culled from theoretical, practical, and real-world experiences, Ferrara explains the role religion now plays in global affairs on diplomatic and political levels.