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War and Peace : Essays on Religion and Violence.

Author: Bryan S Turner
Publisher: London : Anthem Press, 2013.
Series: Key issues in modern sociology.
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The book explores the role of religion in war and peace through nine original contributions that examine a range of case studies from different historical periods. Religion, the volume suggests, is typically not the cause of human conflict, but rather the product of actions by the state and the legal system.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Turner, Bryan S.
War and Peace : Essays on Religion and Violence.
London : Anthem Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan S Turner
ISBN: 9780857283092 085728309X
OCLC Number: 830163983
Notes: Religion and the Calling of the Warrior.
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages).
Contents: Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Introduction; Introduction: The Westphalian System; Religion and the City; The Clash of Civilizations; Conclusion; References; WAR; Chapter 1 SACRED MEMORY AND THE SECULAR WORLD: THE POLAND NARRATIVES; Jewish Narratives of Poland: An Intimate Ethnography; Return to Poland: Journey beyond Myth; Mourning in Jedwabne: Sites of Memory and Memorialization; Return to Poland: Journey into History; Nationalism and the Making of Fixed Imaginaries: Ethnic Poland and the Jews; Why Remember?; Acknowledgment; Notes. Southern Religion: Pessimism, Slavery and Biblical LiteralismStringfellow, De Bow and Palmer; Return to Lincoln: Idiosyncratic Jeremiad; Notes; References; Chapter 4 SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE: MAX WEBER AND NORBERT ELIAS ON RELIGION AND CIVILIZATION; Introduction; Weber and Elias on Religion and Civilization; Military Techniques and Charisma: The Cheyenne; Conclusion; Note; References; PEACE; Chapter 5 Quakers, The Origins of the Peace Testimony and Resistance to War Taxes; Introduction: Nonviolence and the Society of Friends; Historians and the Quaker Peace Testimony. Pacifists and Quakers on PacifismThe Quaker Peace Testimony; The Question of War Taxes; Quakers and the Question of War Taxes in the Last 40 Years; Some Conclusions; Notes; References; Chapter 6 A SACRED GROUND FOR PEACE: VIOLENCE, TOURISM AND SANCTIFICATION IN HIROSHIMA 1960-1970; Introduction; Preserving the "Temple of Peace"; Hurling Bricks at the "Tourist City"; Conclusion; Notes; References; Archives; Newspapers/magazines; Chapter 7 THE SECTARIAN AS A CATEGORY OF SECULAR POWER: SECTARIAN TENSIONS AND JUDICIAL AUTHORITY IN LEBANON; Introduction. The Crime of Stoking Sectarian Tensions: Signification, Interpretation, ContextCase No. 1, Year 1972: Religion, Colonialism and the Nation; Case No. 2, Year 2005: Politics, Civil War and Sovereignty; Case No. 3, Year 2007: Civility, Freedom and Culture; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 8 THE COMMODIFICATION OF LOVE: GANDHI, KING AND 1960s COUNTERCULTURE; Introduction; Love and Revolutionary Power; Let's Buy the World a Coke; The End of Imagine-ation; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 9 THE RELIGION OF BROTHERLY LOVE: LEO TOLSTOY AND MAX WEBER; Introduction: Axial-Age Religions.
Series Title: Key issues in modern sociology.

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The book explores the role of religion in war and peace through nine original contributions that examine a range of case studies from different historical periods. Religion, the volume suggests, is typically not the cause of human conflict, but rather the product of actions by the state and the legal system.

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