Religion and Violence in South Asia: Theory and Practice by John Hinnells,Richard King PDF

By John Hinnells,Richard King

Do religions justify and reason violence or are they extra accurately noticeable as forces for peace and tolerance?



Featuring contributions from foreign specialists within the box, this booklet explores the controversy that has emerged within the context of secular modernity approximately no matter if faith is a chief reason for social department, clash and conflict, or even if this is often easily a distortion of the ‘true’ importance of faith and that if competently it promotes peace, concord, goodwill and social team spirit.



Focusing on how this debate is performed out within the South Asian context, the booklet engages with concerns on the subject of faith and violence in either its classical and modern formations. the gathering is designed to seem past the stereotypical pictures and idealized portrayals of the peaceable South Asian spiritual traditions (especially Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sufi), which could occlude their very own violent histories and to research the various attitudes in the direction of, and manifestations of violence in the significant spiritual traditions of South Asia. Divided into 3 sections, the e-book additionally discusses globalization and the theoretical matters that tell modern discussions of the connection among faith and violence.

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