Religion, Pacifism, and Nonviolence

Religion, Pacifism, and Nonviolence


  • Author: James Kellenberger
  • Release Date : 2018-08-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
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This book is about religion, pacifism, and the nonviolence that informs pacifism in its most coherent form. Pacifism is one religious approach to war and violence. Another is embodied in just war theories, and both pacifism and just war thinking are critically examined. Although moral support for pacifism is presented, a main focus of the book is on religious support for pacifism, found in various religious traditions. A crucial distinction for pacifism is that between force and violence. Pacifism informed by nonviolence excludes violence, but, the book argues, allows forms of force. Peacekeeping is an activity that on the face of it seems compatible with pacifism, and several different forms of peacekeeping are examined. The implications of nonviole...

Nonviolence
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Nonviolence


  • Author: Mark Kurlansky
  • Release Date : 2006-09-12
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 2588300 Bytes


In this timely, highly original, and controversial narrative, New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, a course of action, rather than a mere state of mind. Nonviolence can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice and ending wars, he asserts, which is why it is the preferred method of those who speak truth to power. Nonviolence is a sweeping yet concise history that moves from ancient Hindu times to present-day conflicts raging in the Middle East and elsewhere. Kurlansky also brings into focus just why nonviolence is a “dangerous” idea, and asks such provocative questions as: Is there such a thing as a “just war”? Could nonviolence have worked against even the most evil regi...

Religion  Pacifism  and Nonviolence

Religion Pacifism and Nonviolence


  • Author : James Kellenberger
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-08-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319950105


Religion Pacifism and Nonviolence Book Description :

This book is about religion, pacifism, and the nonviolence that informs pacifism in its most coherent form. Pacifism is one religious approach to war and violence. Another is embodied in just war theories, and both pacifism and just war thinking are critically examined. Although moral support for pacifism is presented, a main focus of the book is on religious support for pacifism, found in various religious traditions. A crucial distinction for pacifism is that between force and violence. Pacifism informed by nonviolence excludes violence, but, the book argues, allows forms of force. Peacekeeping is an activity that on the face of it seems compatible with pacifism, and several different forms of peacekeeping are examined. The implications of nonviole...

The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence

The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence


  • Author : Andrew Fiala
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317271970


The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence Book Description :

Interest in pacifism—an idea with a long history in philosophical thought and in several religious traditions—is growing. The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence is the first comprehensive reference designed to introduce newcomers and researchers to the many varieties of pacifism and nonviolence, to their history and philosophy, and to pacifism’s most serious critiques. The volume offers 32 brand new chapters from the world’s leading experts across a diverse range of fields, who together provide a broad discussion of pacifism and nonviolence in connection with virtue ethics, capital punishment, animal ethics, ecology, queer theory, and feminism, among other areas. This Handbook is divided into four sections: (1) Historical and Trad...

War and Its Discontents

War and Its Discontents


  • Author : J. Patout Burns
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-04-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 158901877X


War and Its Discontents Book Description :

This volume examines the limits Islam, Judaism, and Christianity have set for the use of coercive violence. It probes the agreements and disagreements of these major religious traditions on pacifism (the abjurance of all force) and quietism (the avoidance of force unless certain stringent conditions are met). The distinguished contributors examine the foundations for nonviolence in each religion, criticize the positions each religion has taken, address the inherent challenges nonviolence poses, and evaluate the difficulty of practicing nonviolence in a secular society. The concluding essay defines the common ground, isolates the points of conflict, and suggests avenues of further inquiry. The most important contribution this volume makes is to demons...

Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions

Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions


  • Author : Irfan A. Omar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-06-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118953426


Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions Book Description :

Written by top practitioner-scholars who bring a critical yet empathetic eye to the topic, this textbook provides a comprehensive look at peace and violence in seven world religions. Offers a clear and systematic narrative with coverage of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American religions Introduces a different religion and its sacred texts in each chapter; discusses ideas of peace, war, nonviolence, and permissible violence; recounts historical responses to violence; and highlights individuals within the tradition working toward peace and justice Examines concepts within their religious context for a better understanding of the values, motivations, and ethics involved Includes student-friendly pedagogical ...

Nevertheless

Nevertheless


  • Author : John Howard Yoder
  • Publisher : Herald Press (VA)
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0836135865


Nevertheless Book Description :

John Howard Yoder's classic book first published in 1971, includes a treatment of Jewish pacifism, bibliographies, an index, and three new appendixes: Speaking Truth to Power, Quaker Political Witness; The Spectrum of Nonpacifist Postures; and Nonviolent National Defense Alternatives. Yoder points out assumptions, strengths, and shortcomings of each pacifist position. He brings clarity to the many-sided conversations about peace, nonviolence, war, proliferation of arms, and power politics....

Christian Pacifism for an Environmental Age

Christian Pacifism for an Environmental Age


  • Author : Mark Douglas
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108476485


Christian Pacifism for an Environmental Age Book Description :

Provides a new understanding of the traditions of Christian pacifism in order to address wars in a warming world....

Religion and the Politics of Peace and Conflict

Religion and the Politics of Peace and Conflict


  • Author : Linda Hogan
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781556350672


Religion and the Politics of Peace and Conflict Book Description :

The Connections Between Religion And Violence are Complex and multifaceted. From the conflicts in Middle East and the Balkans to those in Southeast Asia and beyond, religion frames and legitimates political violence. Moreover, in international relations since 9/11, religious language and metaphors have acquired a new significance. In this context the emerging consensus appears to be not only that violence is intrinsic to religion, but also that religions incite, legitimate, and intensify political violence. However, such an unambiguous indictment of religions is incomplete in that it fails both to appreciate significant counter examples and to recognize the diversity that exists within religions on the issue of violence, particularly the religious ro...

Practical Pacifism

Practical Pacifism


  • Author : Andrew Fiala
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780875862927


Practical Pacifism Book Description :

The United States has a unique responsibility and opportunity to use democracy to end war; but, after 9/11, many can no longer imagine pacifism in any form. Practical Pacifism argues for an approach to peace that aims beyond religion toward a moral consensus that is developed pragmatically through dialogue aimed at overlapping consensus....

Tolstoy s Pacifism
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Tolstoy s Pacifism


  • Author : Colm McKeogh
  • Publisher : Cambria Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604976342


Tolstoy s Pacifism Book Description :

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was the most influential, challenging, and provocative pacifist of his generation. The most famous person alive at the dawn of the twentieth century, his international stature came not only from his great novels but from his rejection of violence and the state. Tolstoy was a strict pacifist in the last three decades of his life, and wrote at length on a central issue of politics, namely, the use of violence to maintain order, to promote justice, and to ensure the survival of society, civilization, and the human species. He unreservedly rejected the use of physical force to these or any ends. Tolstoy was a religious pacifist rather than an ethical or political one. His pacifism was rooted not in a moral doctrine or political th...

Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies
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Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies


  • Author : Charles Webel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-03-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134154814


Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies Book Description :

This major new Handbook provides a cutting-edge and transdisciplinary overview of the main issues, debates, state-of-the-art methods, and key concepts in peace and conflict studies today. The fields of peace and conflict studies have grown exponentially since being initiated by Professor Johan Galtung half a century ago. They have forged a transdisciplinary and professional identity distinct from security studies, political science, and international relations. The volume is divided into four sections: understanding and transforming conflict creating peace supporting peace peace across the disciplines. Each section features new essays by distinguished international scholars and professionals working in peace studies and conflict resolution and transf...