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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:   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 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements Chapter I The diary of 'a God of one's own': Etty Hillesum. An unsociological introduction II The return of the Gods and the crisis of European modernity. A sociological introduction III Tolerance and violence: The two faces of the religions IV Heresy or the invention of a 'God of one's own' V The cunning of unintended consequences: How to civilize global religious conflicts. Five models VI Peace instead of Truth? The futures of the religions in the world risk society Bibliography
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck ; translated by Rodney Livingstone.

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