War and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict [3 volumes]

Author: Jeffrey M. Shaw Ph.D.,Timothy J. Demy Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695178

Category: Religion

Page: 1223

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This three-volume reference provides a complete guide for readers investigating the crucial interplay between war and religion from ancient times until today, enabling a deeper understanding of the role of religious wars across cultures. • Enables readers to explore the ongoing and important relationship between war and religion across history through coverage of the wars themselves; the important leaders, battles, and campaigns; and the treaties that resulted from these wars • Directs readers to further reading material and supplies a comprehensive bibliography that guides further inquiry into the topic of war and religion • Supplies primary source documents that include letters written by participants of the Crusades, proclamations and declarations from the Protestant Reformation, and UN documents related to war and religion
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Encyclopedia of African Colonial Conflicts [2 volumes]

Author: Timothy J. Stapleton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598848372

Category: History

Page: 787

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Two volumes introduce the history of colonial wars in Africa and illustrate why African countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Somalia, and Sudan continue to experience ethnic, political, and religious violence in the early 21st century. • Begins with a helpful introduction and overview of the topic • Contains alphabetical entries on wars, campaigns, battles, leaders, and other topics related to European colonial conquest in Africa • Includes African rebellions against the early colonial states in the 1890s and early 1900s • Features entries written by scholars in the fields of history and politics • Covers all major regions of Africa as well as relevant European powers • Provides a list of additional sources for further reading
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Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History [3 volumes]

Author: Florin Curta,Andrew Holt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695666

Category: Religion

Page: 1047

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This three-volume set presents fundamental information about the most important events in world religious history as well as substantive discussions of their significance and impact. • Presents readers with essential information about the chief events in religious history that will help them better understand world history and promote a greater respect for culturally diverse religious traditions • Provides cross-references and sidebars that cite print and electronic resources for further reading with each entry • Includes a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic resources suitable for student research
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Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty

Author: Donald L. Fixico

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576078817

Category: Social Science

Page: 958

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This invaluable reference reveals the long, often contentious history of Native American treaties, providing a rich overview of a topic of continuing importance. • Over 300 A–Z entries covering important treaties such as the Treaty of 1778, U.S. and Indian leaders such as Chief Justice John Marshall and Red Cloud of the Sioux, and legal decisions such as Worcester v. Georgia • 16 in-depth thematic essays providing both government and Indian perspectives on major issues, plus six essays looking at U.S.–Indian relations region by region • A complete chronology of the major events that shaped the history of Native American treaty-making • Over 100 contributors who are distinguished scholars in their field, such as Carole Greenberg and R. David Edmunds • Photographs of significant individuals, treaty sites, and artifacts
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Gods in the Global Village

The World's Religions in Sociological Perspective

Author: Lester R. Kurtz

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483386465

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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In a world plagued by religious conflict, how can the various religious and secular traditions coexist peacefully on the planet? And, what role does sociology play in helping us understand the state of religious life in a globalizing world? In the Fourth Edition ofGods in the Global Village, author Lester Kurtz continues to address these questions. This text is an engaging, thought-provoking examination of the relationships among the major faith traditions that inform the thinking and ethical standards of most people in the emerging global social order. Thoroughly updated to reflect recent events, the book discusses the role of religion in our daily lives and global politics, and the ways in which religion is both an agent of, and barrier to, social change.
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Encyclopedia of Religion and War

Author: Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415942461

Category: Religion

Page: 530

View: 978

This latest volume in the highly praised Religion and Society series examiines and analyzes the role of religion in major wars, as well as the role of war in the development and spread of major religions. Entries cover historical as well as modern religious-based conflicts, such as modern Ireland and Chechnya.
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Encyclopedia of Tudor England [3 volumes]

Author: John A. Wagner Ph.D.,Susan Walters Schmid Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598842994

Category: History

Page: 1302

View: 8607

Authority and accessibility combine to bring the history and the drama of Tudor England to life. Almost 900 engaging entries cover the life and times of Henry VIII, Mary I, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, and much, much more. • Almost 900 entries covering people, events, ideas, movements, institutions, and publications • An extensive chronology of important events from the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 • Maps and photographs • A guide to related topics • Appendixes that include genealogies and lists of European monarchs, contemporary popes, English bishops, speakers and sessions of Parliament, and major battles, rebellions, and uprisings • A bibliography of historical novels set in the period • An annotated list of films and television programs set in the period • A list of useful websites • An extensive, up-to-date bibliography divided into topical sections
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Diversity in Europe

Dilemnas of differential treatment in theory and practice

Author: Gideon Calder,Emanuela Ceva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136868283

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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From bans on religious symbols in public spaces, to the provision of abortion by doctors, recent cases across Europe have highlighted acute dilemmas about how best to respond to the claims of individuals or groups feeling that their values or beliefs are not treated fairly by the law. Diversity in Europe uses the resources of political theory alongside comparative analysis of contemporary practices in different countries (Germany, Italy, Turkey, Spain and the UK) to explore the challenges diversity poses for European democracies. Crucial throughout is whether the democratic commitment to equality entails uniformity in the law, or is compatible with saying 'yes' to some requests from citizens that they be treated differently, to accommodate their ethical, cultural and religious particularity. Such differential treatment may take several forms, e.g. group or individual rights, either to legal exemptions or to conscientious objection. Exploring these from various angles, the book gives a sense of the tools democracies need to address the challenges of diversity more generally. Making an important contribution to our understanding of the political implications of ethical, cultural and religious diversity, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of political and social philosophy, European studies, political science, social policy, applied ethics, law, and socio-legal studies.
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The Boer War 1899Â?1902

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472810171

Category: History

Page: 96

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Victorious in its previous campaigns in Africa against native armies, Britain now confronted an altogether different foe. The Boers proved to be formidable opponents, masterfully compensating for inferior numbers with grim determination, resourcefulness and strong religious faith. Their mobility, expert use of cover, and knowledge of the terrain, in which they employed powerful long-range magazine rifles, gave them initial advantages. By contrast the British suffered from inadequate transport, insufficient mounted troops and poor intelligence. Despite marshalling the immense resources of their empire, the British were to be severely tested in a war which one general described as 'the graveyard of many a soldier's reputation'.
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The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3

Revised Full-Color Edition

Author: Merrill C. Tenney

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310876982

Category: Religion

Page: 1168

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Revised edition. Volume 3 of 5. The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible has been a classic Bible study resource for more than thirty years. Now thoroughly revised, this new five-volume edition provides up-to-date entries based on the latest scholarship. Beautiful full-color pictures supplement the text, which includes new articles in addition to thorough updates and improvements of existing topics. Different viewpoints of scholarship permit a wellrounded perspective on significant issues relating to doctrines, themes, and biblical interpretation. The goal remains the same: to provide pastors, teachers, students, and devoted Bible readers a comprehensive and reliable library of information. • More than 5,000 pages of vital information on Bible lands and people • More than 7,500 articles alphabetically arranged for easy reference • Hundreds of full-color and black-and-white illustrations, charts, and graphs • 32 pages of full-color maps and hundreds of black-and-white outline maps for ready reference • Scholarly articles ranging across the entire spectrum of theological and biblical topics, backed by the most current body of archaeological research • 238 contributors from around the world
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Fields of Blood

Religion and the History of Violence

Author: Karen Armstrong

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385353103

Category: History

Page: 528

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From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness—something bad for society. But how accurate is that view? With deep learning and sympathetic understanding, Karen Armstrong sets out to discover the truth about religion and violence in each of the world’s great traditions, taking us on an astonishing journey from prehistoric times to the present. While many historians have looked at violence in connection with particular religious manifestations (jihad in Islam or Christianity’s Crusades), Armstrong looks at each faith—not only Christianity and Islam, but also Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Judaism—in its totality over time. As she describes, each arose in an agrarian society with plenty powerful landowners brutalizing peasants while also warring among themselves over land, then the only real source of wealth. In this world, religion was not the discrete and personal matter it would become for us but rather something that permeated all aspects of society. And so it was that agrarian aggression, and the warrior ethos it begot, became bound up with observances of the sacred. In each tradition, however, a counterbalance to the warrior code also developed. Around sages, prophets, and mystics there grew up communities protesting the injustice and bloodshed endemic to agrarian society, the violence to which religion had become heir. And so by the time the great confessional faiths came of age, all understood themselves as ultimately devoted to peace, equality, and reconciliation, whatever the acts of violence perpetrated in their name. Industrialization and modernity have ushered in an epoch of spectacular and unexampled violence, although, as Armstrong explains, relatively little of it can be ascribed directly to religion. Nevertheless, she shows us how and in what measure religions, in their relative maturity, came to absorb modern belligerence—and what hope there might be for peace among believers of different creeds in our time. At a moment of rising geopolitical chaos, the imperative of mutual understanding between nations and faith communities has never been more urgent, the dangers of action based on misunderstanding never greater. Informed by Armstrong’s sweeping erudition and personal commitment to the promotion of compassion, Fields of Blood makes vividly clear that religion is not the problem.
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Jihad vs. McWorld

Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy

Author: Benjamin Barber

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307874443

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 1955

Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends. On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers between nations, transforming the world's diverse populations into a blandly uniform market. On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. Jihad vs. McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy. A work of persuasive originality and penetrating insight, Jihad vs. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world. Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. Barber's work for its bold vision and moral courage. Jihad vs. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Revolts, Protests, Demonstrations, and Rebellions in American History: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia

Author: Steven L. Danver

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598842226

Category: History

Page: 1138

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This three-volume work traces the history of revolts and rebellions from the colonial era to the 20th century. • 71 chronologically arranged entries detail the revolts and uprisings that have shaped the history of the United States, with 2–5 subentries that drill down into those histories • Each entry includes an overview essay, followed by entries on related people, groups, organizations, ideas, and places, along with select primary sources • Contributions come from a distinguished group of American historians from across the nation and across historical disciplines • One volume is comprised entirely of primary source documents • Illustrations and photographs show events discussed
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Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions

Author: Wendy Doniger,Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 9780877790440

Category: Religion

Page: 1181

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A beautifully designed volume that provides in-depth information about religions of the world. Features over 3,500 entries and 32 pages of color art and maps. Developed in cooperation with Encyclopdia Britannica.
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Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141395109

Category: Philosophy

Page: 576

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'The life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short' Written during the chaos of the English Civil War, Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan asks how, in a world of violence and horror, can we stop ourselves from descending into anarchy? Hobbes' case for a 'common-wealth' under a powerful sovereign - or 'Leviathan' - to enforce security and the rule of law, shocked his contemporaries, and his book was publicly burnt for sedition the moment it was published. But his penetrating work of political philosophy - now fully revised and with a new introduction for this edition - opened up questions about the nature of statecraft and society that influenced governments across the world. Edited with a new introduction by Christopher Brooke
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The Irrational Atheist

Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, And Hitchens

Author: Vox Day

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1935251341

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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In The Irrational Atheist Vox Day, writer, columnist and software designer, challenges three authors, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, on their own ground—reason itself. Day argues persuasively that Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens employ false assertions and faulty reasoning throughout their works. From the assertion that religion drives wars to the analysis showing blue states are more moral than red states, Day, in this rigorously documented work, dissects the false conclusions and shows exactly why they are wrong. The Irrational Atheist does not argue from a religious or Biblical perspective—its arguments are purely based on hard factual data and careful reasoning.
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In the Light of Truth

The Grail Message

Author: Abd-ru-shin

Publisher: Grail Foundation Press

ISBN: 1574610007

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Written between the years 1923 and 1938, this collection of 168 essays addresses all the spheres of life, from science and nature to the arts, society and economics, sex and sexuality, the family, women's issues, religion, race, and God.
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Kant: Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

And Other Writings

Author: Immanuel Kant,Allen Wood,George Di Giovanni

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521599641

Category: Philosophy

Page: 229

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Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a key element of the system of philosophy which Kant introduced with his Critique of Pure Reason, and a work of major importance in the history of Western religious thought. It represents a great philosopher's attempt to spell out the form and content of a type of religion that would be grounded in moral reason and would meet the needs of ethical life. It includes sharply critical and boldly constructive discussions on topics not often treated by philosophers, including such traditional theological concepts as original sin and the salvation or 'justification' of a sinner, and the idea of the proper role of a church. This volume presents it and three short essays that illuminate it in new translations by Allen Wood and George di Giovanni, with an introduction by Robert Merrihew Adams that locates it in its historical and philosophical context.
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Encyclopedia of violence, peace, and conflict

Author: Lester R. Kurtz,Jennifer E. Turpin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780122270130

Category: History

Page: 973

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Anthropological Studies, Biomedical Studies, Communications, Criminology, cultural studies, economic studies, ethical studies, historical studies, international relations, peace and conflict studies, political studies, psychological studies, public policy studies, sociological studies, warfare and military studies.
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