Religion, Intolerance, and Conflict: A Scientific and Conceptual Investigation

Hardcover | June 30, 2013

EditorSteve Clarke, Russell Powell, Julian Savulescu

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The relationship between religion, intolerance and conflict has been the subject of intense discussion, particularly in the wake of the events of 9-11 and the ongoing threat of terrorism. This book contains original papers written by some of the world's leading scholars in anthropology,psychology, philosophy, and theology exploring the scientific and conceptual dimensions of religion and human conflict. Authors investigate the following themes: the role of religion in promoting social cohesion and the conditions under which it will tend to do so; the role of religion in enabling and exacerbating conflict between different social groups and the conditions under which it will tend to do so; and thepolicy responses that we may be able to develop to ameliorate violent conflict and the limits to compromise between different religions. The book also contains two commentaries that distill, synthesize and critically evaluate key aspects of the individual chapters and central themes that runthroughout the volume. The volume will be of great interest to all readers interested in the phenomenon of religious conflict and to academics across a variety of disciplines, including religious studies, philosophy, psychology, theology, cognitive science, anthropology, politics, international relations, and evolutionarybiology.

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The relationship between religion, intolerance and conflict has been the subject of intense discussion, particularly in the wake of the events of 9-11 and the ongoing threat of terrorism. This book contains original papers written by some of the world's leading scholars in anthropology,psychology, philosophy, and theology exploring the...

Steve Clarke is Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Australia and Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. Russell Powell is Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy at Boston University. Julian ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:June 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199640912

ISBN - 13:9780199640911

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Table of Contents

1. Russell Powell and Steve Clarke: Religion, Tolerance and Intolerance: Views from Across the Disciplines2. Harvey Whitehouse: Religion, Cohesion, and Hostility3. Robin Dunbar: The Origin of Religion as a Small-Scale Phenomenon4. Dominic Johnson and Zoey Reeve: The Virtues of Intolerance: Is Religion an Adaptation for War?5. C. Daniel Batson: Individual Religion, Tolerance, and Universal Compassion6. Anna-Kaisa Newheiser, Miles Hewstone, Alberto Voci, Katharina Schmid, Andreas Zick and Beate Kupper: Social-Psychological Aspects of Religion and Prejudice: Evidence from Survey and Experimental Research7. Will M. Gervais and Ara Norenzayan: Religion and the Origins of Anti-Atheist Prejudice8. Joshua C. Thurow: Religion, 'Religion', and Tolerance9. Roger Trigg: Freedom, Toleration and the Naturalness of Religion10. C.A. J. Coady: Religious Disagreement and Religious Accommodation11. Owen Flanagan: The View from the East Pole: Buddhist and Confucian Tolerance.12. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: How Religion Undermines Compromise13. Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu: The Limits of Religious Tolerance A Secular ViewCommentariesJohn Perry and Nigel Biggar: A: Religion and Intolerance: A Critical CommentarySteve Clarke, Russell Powell and Julian Savulescu: B: Religion, Intolerance and Conflict: Practical Implications for Social Policy