The Warrior and the pacifist : competing motifs in Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam / edited by Lester R. Kurtz. - New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. - xx, 342 p. : ill.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I. The Buddhist tradition. Buddhism and violence: an oxymoron?: text and tradition in Buddhist just-war thinking / Iselin Frydenlund -- Engaged Buddhism East and West: encounters with the visions, vitality, and values of an emerging practice / Paula Green -- Aspects of social engagement within the Southeast Asian Buddhist world / Jordan Baskerville and Somboon Chungprampree -- Part II. The Jewish tradition. War and peace: intertwining threads in the Jewish tradition / Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD -- Jewish, Israeli, and Zionist traditions of war and peace / Paul Scham -- "Purity of arms": educating ethical warriors in the Israeli Army / Noam Zion -- Part III. The Christian tradition. Peace and war in Christian thought: a partisan guide / Nigel Biggar -- Nonviolence : a style of politics for peace / Pope Francis -- Christianity and Islam in an age of transition: violence or healing? / Joseph A. Camilleri -- Part IV. The Islamic tradition. Making peace with Islam : the Muslim as peacemaker / Afra Jalabi -- Transforming terrorism with Muslims' nonviolent alternatives / Chaiwat Satha-Anand -- Islamic approaches to nonviolence and peacebuilding: a critical examination / Mohammed Abu-Nimer -- Part V. Addressing the issues cross-culturally. Building peace with religious support : the case of Sri Lanka / Jehan Perera -- Interreligious dialogue / Lisa Schirch -- Warriors and pacifists: dilemmas, paradoxes, alternatives / Lester R. Kurtz.

9781138585447 (pbk.) 1138585440 (pbk.) 9781138585430 (hbk.) 1138585432 (hbk.)

Violence -- Religious aspects.
Nonviolence -- Religious aspects.
War -- Religious aspects.
Peace -- Religious aspects.

BL65.V55 / W37 2018

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