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

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Polity Press, 2014.
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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. What this means is that alongside the abolition of class and nation within the community of believers, religion introduces a  Read more...
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Beck, Ulrich.
A God of One's Own : Religion's Capacity for Peace and Potential for Violence.
Oxford : Wiley, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck
ISBN: 9780745694665 0745694667
OCLC Number: 897480179
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed November 24, 2014).
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Contents: ""Title page""; ""Copyright page""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""1: The Diary of a ‘God of One's Own’: Etty Hillesum: An Unsociological Introduction""; ""Etty Hillesum""; ""A life of one's own, a room of one's own, a God of one's own""; ""Notes""; ""2: The Return of the Gods and the Crisis of European Modernity: A Sociological Introduction""; ""Disagreements between the religions and the civilizing of world society""; ""New forms of coexistence and conflict among the world religions: How are conflicts between world religions to be civilized?""; ""Notes"" ""3: Tolerance and Violence: The Two Faces of the Religions""""What does ‘religion’ mean?""; ""Individualization and cosmopolitization: Religion in the framework of reflexive modernization""; ""Notes""; ""4: Heresy or the Invention of a ‘God of One's Own’""; ""The individualistic misunderstanding of individualization""; ""Heresy and orthodoxy: Concerning the historical improbability of religious freedom""; ""Individualization Two: The welfare state""; ""The relationship of religion to anti-modernity, post-modernity and the second modernity""; ""Notes"" ""5: The Irony of Unintended Consequences: How to Civilize Global Religious Conflicts: Five Models""""The individualization of religion and the ‘spirit’ of the world society""; ""The market model: God's commodity form""; ""The model of the religiously neutral constitutional state: Jürgen Habermas""; ""The blueprint for a universal world ethos: Hans Küng""; ""Methodological conversion: Mahatma Gandhi""; ""Revolution?""; ""Notes""; ""6: Peace Instead of Truth? The Futures of the Religions in the World Risk Society""; ""Introduction: ‘Clash of universalisms’"" ""Victory of the fundamentalisms or cosmopolitan turn?""""The ‘nationalizing’ of religion and the methodological nationalism of the historical sciences""; ""Replacing truth with peace: Religion as an agent of modernization in the world risk society""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
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Originally published in German as: Der eigene Gott: Von der Friedensfeahigkeit und dem Gewaltpotential der Religionen. Frankfurt am Main: Verlag der Weltreligionen, 2008.  Read more...

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