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The Ambivalence of the Sacred

Religion, Violence, and Reconciliation

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The Ambivalence of the Sacred by R.Scott Appleby
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Terrorists and peacemakers may grow up in the same community and adhere to the same religious tradition. The killing carried out by one and the reconciliation fostered by the other indicate the range of dramatic and contradictory responses to human suffering by religious actors. This book explains what religious terrorists and religious peacemakers share in common, what causes them to take different paths in fighting injustice, and how a deeper understanding of religious extremism can and must be integrated more effectively into our thinking about tribal, regional, and international conflict.

Author Biography

R. Scott Appleby is professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, where he also directs the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and serves as a fellow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 1999
Contributor
Foreword by Theodore M. Hesburgh
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Rowman & Littlefield
Pages
448
Dimensions
154x231x31
ISBN-13
9780847685554
Product ID
1839149

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