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Jeffrey Haynes adopts a chronological and conceptual approach to introduce students to the central themes and theoretical perspectives in the study of religion and development in the developing world, focusing on key themes including ...

Author: J. Haynes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230589568

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Jeffrey Haynes adopts a chronological and conceptual approach to introduce students to the central themes and theoretical perspectives in the study of religion and development in the developing world, focusing on key themes including environmental sustainability, health and education.
2007-10-12 By J. Haynes

The individual chapters of this book give readers new insights into specific issues of religious conflict and cooperation, while combined together they reveal a larger interconnected picture.

Author: Scott Daniel Dunbar

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

ISBN: 1441193464

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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A tsunami of writings on religious violence has appeared in the wake of the September 11th attacks; however, very few of these publications have offered the general public an introduction to the issues of both religious conflict and cooperation in the same volume. Introduction to Religious Conflict and Cooperation helps students think critically about the ambivalence of religion in both its violent and irenic dimensions. Recently, many popular-selling books have vilified religion as a virus to be uprooted, attacked, and defeated. Even films such as Religulous (2008) argue that religion is a dangerous plague in human civilization that should be eradicated for the benefit of humankind. However, these works fail to see the positive sides of religion, and especially ignore how religion can be, and often has been, at the centre of promoting peace, harmony, and cooperation among various peoples. Moreover, these works, themselves, rather ironically denounce religion in the very same inflammatory language that they decry. Introduction to Religious Conflict and Cooperation approaches the topic of religion from a balanced perspective by looking at both its malevolent and benevolent facets and combining them into one coherent narrative and tapestry. Including enhanced pedagogical features such as information boxes, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading, this textbook will help undergraduate students to understand the interrelated issues that impinge upon religious conflict and harmony in a clear and digestible format.>
2012-03-10 By Scott Daniel Dunbar

Scriptures, Shrines, Scapegoats, and World Politics offers a comprehensive evaluation of the role of religion in international relations, broadening the scope of investigation to such topics as the relationship between religion and ...

Author: Zeev Maoz

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472131747

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

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The effect of religious factors on politics has been a key issue since the end of the Cold War and the subsequent rise of religious terrorism. However, the systematic investigations of these topics have focused primarily on the effects of religion on domestic and international conflict. Scriptures, Shrines, Scapegoats, and World Politics offers a comprehensive evaluation of the role of religion in international relations, broadening the scope of investigation to such topics as the relationship between religion and cooperation, religion and conflict, and the relationship between religion and the quality of life. Religion is often manipulated by political elites to advance their principal goal of political survival. Zeev Maoz and Errol A. Henderson find that no specific religion is either consistently more bellicose or consistently more cooperative than other religions. However, religious similarity between states tends to reduce the propensity of conflict and increase the opportunity for security cooperation. The authors find a significant relationship between secularism and human security.
2020-03-11 By Zeev Maoz

In this book, Peter Makari considers the role of governmental and non-governmental actors in conflict resolution and the promotion of positive Christian-Muslim relations in Egypt.

Author: Peter E. Makari

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815631448

Category: History

Page: 260

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Egypt is considered the intellectual birthplace of the modern Islamic movements, and is a center of Islamic thought and culture. It is also home to one of the oldest Christian populations in the world. While conflict between these two communities is often the focus of media attention in the region, important efforts to advocate for and support positive inter-communal relations are finding a degree of success. In this book, Peter Makari considers the role of governmental and non-governmental actors in conflict resolution and the promotion of positive Christian-Muslim relations in Egypt. He maintains that, prevailing opinions notwithstanding, the last quarter-century has witnessed a high level of inter-religious cooperation and tolerance. Relying heavily on Arabic sources, Makari examines the rhetoric and actions of official governmental and religious institutions. Combining empirical research with an informed theoretical perspective, this work offers a perspective seldom available to the English reader on questions of tolerance, citizenship, and civil society in this part of the Arab world.
2007-11-07 By Peter E. Makari

"People love origin stories, and this is ours--a fascinating and accessible account of how Big Gods helped us make the leap from hunter-gatherers to gigantic and religiously diverse societies. But this book is not just about the past.

Author: Ara Norenzayan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691169743

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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Examines how the belief in gods has lead to cooperation and sometimes conflict between groups. The author also looks at how some cooperative societies have developed without belief in gods.
2015-08-25 By Ara Norenzayan

This book examines patterns of communal behavior during the seventh to thirteenth centuries A.D. and suggests how both groups were radically transformed, ultimately reshaping Iranian society.

Author: Jamsheed Kairshasp Choksy

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023110684X

Category: Religion

Page: 207

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Conflict and Cooperation explores the consequences of the meeting of two important religious communities - Zoroastrians and Muslims. This book examines patterns of communal behavior during the seventh to thirteenth centuries A.D. and suggests how both groups were radically transformed, ultimately reshaping Iranian society. The spread of Islam, the success of Muslim institutions, and the gradual decline of Zoroastrianism are viewed in the light of politics, literature, religion, and socioeconomics. Although Zoroastrians and Muslims lived within a shared region and jointly contributed significantly to Iranian culture, they have been studied together only marginally in the past. This absorbing, informative book offers powerful new insights into the tensions and transitions of a medieval society and has important implications for current societies facing conflicts of religion and ethnicity.

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ISBN: UVA:X030039025

Category: Conflict management

Page: 289

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This book examines the political consequences of growing religiosity in countries where politics are repressive and religious freedoms are in flux.

Author: Karrie J. Koesel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107037069

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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This book examines the political consequences of growing religiosity in countries where politics are repressive and religious freedoms are in flux. The study compares how two authoritarian regimes - Russia and China - manage religion and how religious communities navigate restrictive political environments to pursue their own spiritual and economic interests.
2014-02-28 By Karrie J. Koesel

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ISBN: OCLC:1031702541

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