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A God of one's own : religion's capacity for peace and potential for violence

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Religion posits one characteristic as an absolute: faith. Compared to faith, all other social distinctions and sources of conflict are insignificant. The New Testament says: 'We are all equal in the sight of God'. To be sure, this equality applies only to those who acknowledge God's existence.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck
ISBN: 9780745646183 0745646182 9780745646190 0745646190
OCLC Number: 749993976
Description: x, 231 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The diary of a 'God of one's own': Etty Hillesum: an unsociological introduction --
The return of the gods and the crisis of European modernity: a sociological introduction --
Tolerance and violence: the two faces of the religions --
Heresy or the invention of a 'god of one's own' --
The irony of unintended consequences: how to civilize global religious conflicts: five models --
Peace instead of truth? The futures of the religions in the world risk society.
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck ; translated by Rodney Livingstone.

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