Religion & Violence Products

  • 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 – 2015-06-24
    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 – 2015-06-07
    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 – 2015-05-20
    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 – 2015-05-03
    Routledge
    Religion and Violence

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-11-17
    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 – 2012-12-11
    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 – 2012-11-26
    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 – 2012-11-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Holy Terror

    Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture

    By Eric S. Christianson, Christopher Partridge

    The authors of religious scriptures had little difficulty enhancing sacred narratives with the rhetoric of violence. The phenomenon continues in the habitual linkage of violence and religion in contemporary film, music and literature. 'Holy Terror' brings together scholars of religious studies,…

    Paperback – 2010-11-25
    Routledge

  • A Cry for Dignity

    Religion, Violence and the Struggle of Dalit Women in India

    By Mary Grey

    There are over two-hundred million Dalits– people designated as "untouchable" – across South Asia. Dalit women are subject to greater oppression than men: many are denied access to education, meaningful employment and healthcare and are subjected to temple prostitution and rape. A Cry for Dignity…

    Paperback – 2010-09-20
    Routledge
    Religion and Violence

  • The Real Peace Process

    Worship, Politics and the End of Sectarianism

    By Siobhan Garrigan

    The Good Friday Agreement resulted in the cessation of paramilitary violence in Northern Ireland. However, prejudice and animosity between Protestants and Catholics remains. The Real Peace Process draws on extensive fieldwork in Protestant and Catholic churches across Ireland to analyse how…

    Paperback – 2010-09-02
    Routledge
    Religion and Violence

  • Faith-Based War

    From 9/11 to Catastrophic Success in Iraq

    By T.Walter Herbert

    The American invasion of Iraq was largely governed by faith-based policy. The "shock and Awe" strategy, alongside a grossly mismanaged occupation, led to the loss of American lives. Faith-Based War presents an analysis of the imperialist Christian militarism behind the Bush Administration. America’…

    Paperback – 2009-09-30
    Routledge
    Religion and Violence

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