The Resource Fighting words : religion, violence, and the interpretation of sacred texts, edited by John Renard

Fighting words : religion, violence, and the interpretation of sacred texts, edited by John Renard

Label
Fighting words : religion, violence, and the interpretation of sacred texts
Title
Fighting words
Title remainder
religion, violence, and the interpretation of sacred texts
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Renard
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the critical issues in interreligious relations today is the connection, both actual and perceived, between sacred sources and the justification of violent acts as divinely mandated. Fighting Words makes solid text-based scholarship accessible to the general public, beginning with the premise that a balanced approach to religious pluralism in our world must build on a measured, well-informed response to the increasingly publicized and sensationalized association of terrorism and large-scale violence with religion. In his introduction, Renard provides background on the major scrip
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
201/.76332
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.V55
LC item number
F64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Fighting words : religion, violence, and the interpretation of sacred texts, edited by John Renard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Exegesis and Violence : Texts, Contexts, and Hermeneutical Concerns -- 2. A Brief History of War in the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish Interpretive Tradition -- 3. Annihilate Amalek : Christian Perspectives on 1 Samuel 15 -- 4. Violence in the New Testament and the History of Interpretation -- 5. Finhas of Medina: Islam, "The Jews," and the Construction of Religious Militancy -- 6. The Baha'i Tradition : The Return of Joseph and the Peaceable Imagination -- 7. Justifiable Force and Holy War in Zoroastrianism -- 8. The Failure of Allegory : Notes on Textual Violence and the Bhagavad Gita -- 9. Words as Weapons : Theory and Practice of a Righteous War (Dharam Yudh) in Sikh Texts
Control code
ocn819635618
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520954083
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1pm4bx
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3401469x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819635618
  • pebcs0520954084

Library Locations

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