Not in God's Name Hardback
Confronting Religious Violence
by Jonathan Sacks;
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A Bird's Eye View from Eden
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks boldly stands up to religious violence - an impassioned manifesto for religious peacemaking
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Not in God's Name
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However, Rabbi Lord Sacks argues forcefully that a true understanding of religion will enable and inspire us to bring peace, not war - that far from leaving religion on the sidelines, we must put it at the heart of our peacemaking efforts.
From Darwinian evolution to game theory, Sacks shows how the common human problem - that we pass on our genes as individuals, but can only survive in groups - drives a tendency to violence which can subvert even the most loving of religions; but as he explores the biblical stories that underpin monotheism he uncovers the hidden truth that even as God establishes his own chosen people, so his sympathies and his protection are as much or more upon the losers and the apparently disadvantaged.
As we see the world moving not - as so many western philosophers, historians and politicians alike had predicted - towards ever-increasing secularism, but instead a new age of religious enthusiasm, Jonathan Sacks' key argument is that we cannot any longer rely on government to keep the peace.
What is needed is for those of all religions is to find new ways to fight the violent tendencies we see in our own particular religion and to recognise the over-riding imperative to love those who are not like us - because only when refracted through the imperfect lenses of our lives and actions can the divine peace we all long for be brought to pass.
Not in God's Name by Jonathan Sacks was published by Hodder & Stoughton General Division in June 2015 and is our 16360th best seller. The ISBN for Not in God's Name is 9781473616516.
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Details for Not in God's Name
|Author / Artist||Jonathan Sacks|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton General Division (June 2015)|
|Number of Pages||320|
|Page last updated||3rd December 2017|