The Ambivalence of the Sacred Hardback

Religion, Violence and Reconciliation

by R. Scott Appleby;

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The Ambivalence of the Sacred

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Terrorists and peacemakers frequently grow up in the same community and adhere to the same religious tradition. The killing carried out by one and the reconciliation fostered by the other indicate the range of dramatic and contradictory responses to human suffering by religious actors. Yet religion's ability to inspire violence is intimately related to its equally impressive power as a force for peace, especially in the growing number of conflicts around the world that involve religious claims and religiously inspired combatants. This text explains what religious terrorists and religious peacemakers share in common, what causes them to take different paths in fighting injustice, and how a deeper understanding of religious extension can and must be integrated more effectively into our thinking about tribal, regional and international conflict.

The Ambivalence of the Sacred by R. Scott Appleby was published by Rowman& Littlefield in October 1997. The ISBN for The Ambivalence of the Sacred is 9780847685547.

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Details for The Ambivalence of the Sacred

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherRowman& Littlefield (October 1997)
Number of Pages448
Thickness23 mm
Height242 mm
Width164 mm
Product Code1165079
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