Religion and Violence by John L. EspositoReligion and Violence by John L. Esposito

Religion and Violence

Guest editorJohn L. Esposito

Hardcover | February 26, 2016

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The topic of religion, violence and terrorism has drawn increasing attention from academic and terrorism experts, policymakers, government agencies, and the media globally. This Special Issue will be unique in that it will not only have several chapters on methodological issues but a majority devoted to contemporary case studies from major religious traditions. In each case, the author will initially give a brief background on the religious resources (scriptural, theological and historical) in the tradition that are related to violence and conflict before describing and analyzing whether and why the primary causes are religion and/or political economy (ethnicity, tribal, etc.)

Title:Religion and ViolenceFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:174 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.63 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.63 inPublished:February 26, 2016Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:303842143X

ISBN - 13:9783038421436


Table of Contents

Jocelyne CesariReligion and Politics: What Does God Have To Do with It?Mark LeVineWhen Art Is the Weapon: Culture and Resistance Confronting Violence in the Post-UprisingsArab WorldVirginie AndreViolent Jihad and Beheadings in the Land of Al Fatoni DarussalamJohn O. VollBoko Haram: Religion and Violence in the 21st CenturyC. Christine FairExplaining Support for Sectarian Terrorism in Pakistan: Piety, Maslak and ShariaJohn L. EspositoIslam and Political ViolenceArie PerligerComparative Framework for Understanding Jewish and Christian Violent FundamentalismMark JuergensmeyerEntering the Mindset of Violent Religious Activists