Religion, Conflict and Reconciliation: Multifaith Ideals and Realities

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Rodopi, 2002 - Religion - 405 pages
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Religion plays a part in many conflicts in the world. But what role? Is conflict usually economic and/or ethnic at root, with religion becoming a part of it only secondarily? Or does the very formation of a religious community itself lead to isolation, exclusion and conflict? Reconciliation often has religious roots: through religion people often come to understand that they are part of a greater whole and to realize that they must work at restoring good relationships with others in situations of deep conflict, and especially after direct conflict has ended. Religion, Conflict and Reconciliation: Multifaith Ideals and Realities, the authors of which represent five religious traditions, provides the reader with broad perspectives on the role of religion in conflict and reconciliation, with regard to both the actual processes involved and the central insights of the major religious traditions of the world.
 

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Contents

Religion Conflict and Reconciliation
3
Is Religious Experience
37
Religious Conflict and Hindu Tolerance
51
Comparing a Greek Tragedy
68
Buddhist Thoughts on Conflict Reconciliation1 and Religion
85
A Christian Approach
104
Religion Conflict and Reconciliation Ecumenical Initiatives
117
Ishmael and Isaac
134
The Study of Comparative Religion
216
Processes of Reconciliation in India
251
Religion Conflict and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
270
in the South African Situation FARID ESACK
290
ChristianMuslim Relations in Tanzania
316
Religion Conflict and Reconciliation in Bosnia Herzegovina
340
Peace Reconciliation and New Religious Movements
356
The Meaning of Reconciliation
372

Reconciliation in Graham Greenes
154
Women in Engaged Buddhism
176
Interreligious Conflict and Reconciliation in Indonesia
197
Views of Conflict and Reconciliation
385
Contributors
403
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About the author (2002)

Vroom is professor of the philosophy of religion at the Faculties of Theology and Philosophy of Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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