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  • Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence

    Religion, Testimony, and Visions of Healing

    By Gina Messina-Dysert

    Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence examines sexual violence against women, how religion and society contribute to a rape culture, and the extreme suffering endured by rape victims as a result. Using the testimony of women who have experienced both rape and the consequences of rape culture—from a…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
    Routledge
    Religion and Violence

  • Religious Violence and Conciliation in Indonesia

    Christians and Muslims in the Moluccas

    By Sumanto Al Qurtuby

    Maluku in eastern Indonesia is the home to Muslims, Protestants, and Catholics who had for the most part been living peaceably since the sixteenth century. In 1999, brutal conflicts broke out between local Christians and Muslims, and escalated into large-scale communal violence once the Laskar…

    Hardback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Nonviolence in the Mahabharata

    Siva’s Summa on Rishidharma and the Gleaners of Kurukshetra

    By Alf Hiltebeitel

    In Indian mythological texts like the Mahabharata and Ramaya?a, there are recurrent tales about gleaners. The practice of "gleaning" in India had more to do with the house-less forest life than with residential village or urban life or with gathering residual post-harvest grains from cultivated…

    Hardback – 2016-04-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Antagonistic Tolerance

    Competitive Sharing of Religious Sites and Spaces

    By Robert M. Hayden, Aykan Erdemir, Tugba Tanyeri-Erdemir, Timothy D. Walker, Devika Rangachari, Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, Enrique Lopez-Hurtado, Milica Bakic-Hayden

     Antagonistic Tolerance examines patterns of coexistence and conflict amongst members of different religious communities, using multidisciplinary research to analyze groups who have peacefully intermingled for generations, and who may have developed aspects of syncretism in their religious…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30
    Routledge

  • Religions in the Modern World

    Traditions and Transformations, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Linda Woodhead, Christopher Partridge, Hiroko Kawanami

    Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations, Third Edition is the ideal textbook for those coming to the study of religion for the first time, as well as for those who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest perspectives in the field. This third edition contains new and upgraded…

    Paperback – 2016-01-25
    Routledge

  • Radicalization

    Edited by Peter R. Neumann

    ‘Radicalization’ has become one of the great buzzwords of our time. A Google search for the concept produces more than 1,500,000 hits—less than ‘terrorism’ but equal to ‘political violence’ and ‘extremism’. This may seem surprising, given that the term entered the academic vocabulary just ten years…

    Hardback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies

  • Religions in Movement

    The Local and the Global in Contemporary Faith Traditions

    Edited by Robert W Hefner, John Hutchinson, Sara Mels, Christiane Timmerman

    There has long been a debate about implications of globalization for the survival of the world of sovereign nation-states, and the role of nationalism as both an agent of and a response to globalization. In contrast, until recently there has been much less debate about the fate of religion. ‘…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Buddhism and Violence

    Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia

    Edited by Vladimir Tikhonov, Torkel Brekke

    It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religion, Torture and the Liberation of God

    By Mario I Aguilar

    If God can be used by the powerful to justify violence in the name of order, he can also be used by the weak to illuminate the position of the victims of political conflict. Religion, Torture and the Liberation of God explores the theological possibilities of a God who is a prisoner and a victim of…

    Hardback – 2015-05-04
    Routledge
    Religion and Violence

  • Promoting Peace, Inciting Violence

    The Role of Religion and Media

    By Jolyon Mitchell

    This book explores how media and religion combine to play a role in promoting peace and inciting violence. It analyses a wide range of media - from posters, cartoons and stained glass to websites, radio and film - and draws on diverse examples from around the world, including Iran, Rwanda and South…

    Paperback – 2012-12-12
    Routledge
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • The Rise of Modern Jewish Politics

    Extraordinary Movement

    By C.S. Monaco

    The path toward modern Jewish politics, a process that required a dramatic reconstruction of Jewish life, may have emerged during a far earlier time frame and in a different geographic and cultural context than has previously been thought. Drawing upon current sociological understanding of social…

    Hardback – 2012-11-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Making Sense of the Secular

    Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

    Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

    This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and…

    Hardback – 2012-11-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

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