Understanding World Religions: A Road Map for Justice and Peace / Edition 1

Understanding World Religions: A Road Map for Justice and Peace / Edition 1

by David Whitten Smith, Elizabeth Geraldine Burr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742550559

ISBN-13: 9780742550551

Pub. Date: 10/29/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Understanding World Religions studies major religions and worldviews current in today's world in order to seek their assistance in work for justice and peace, and to discourage their promotion of selfish privilege and war. Worldviews studied include Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Marxist, and Native American. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is given

Overview

Understanding World Religions studies major religions and worldviews current in today's world in order to seek their assistance in work for justice and peace, and to discourage their promotion of selfish privilege and war. Worldviews studied include Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Marxist, and Native American. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is given as a case study for how worldviews impact justice and peace. Further chapters explore Christian social teaching, liberation theologies, active nonviolence, and just war theory. Numerous examples (Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave, Thich Nhat Hanh, A.T. Ariyaratne, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Etty Hillesum, Marc Ellis, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, and Women in Black) provide concrete models for the reader to consider. The treatment is designed to excite interest and invite further study, rather than to offer a comprehensive picture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742550551
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/29/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.11(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 The Seven "Dimensions"; Experiential and Emotional Dimension; Social and Institutional Dimension; Narrative or Mythic Dimension; Doctrinal and Philosophical Dimension; Practical and Ritual Dimension; Ethical and Legal Dimension; Material and Artistic Dime Part 4 Chapter One: Hindu Worldviews Chapter 5 Experiential and Emotional Dimension; Historical Periods; Narrative or Mythic Dimension-including Sacred Writings; Doctrinal and Philosophical Dimension; Practical and Ritual Dimension; Social and Institutional Dimension; Issues for Justice and Peace; Spo Part 6 Chapter Two: Buddhist Worldviews Chapter 7 Experiential and Emotional Dimension; Historical Periods; Sacred Writings; Narrative or Mythic Dimension; Doctrinal and Philosophical Dimension; Practical and Ritual Dimension; Ethical and Legal Dimension; Social and Institutional Dimension; Issues for Ju Part 8 Chapter Three: Jewish Worldviews Chapter 9 Experiential and Emotional Dimension; Historical Periods; Sacred Writings; Narrative or Mythic Dimension; Doctrinal and Philosophical Dimension; Practical and Ritual Dimension; Ethical and Legal Dimension; Influence from the Experiential and Emotional Dim Part 10 Chapter Four: Christian Worldviews Chapter 11 Experiential and Emotional Dimension; Historical Periods; Sacred Writings; Narrative or Mythic Dimension; Doctrinal and Philosophical Dimension; Practical and Ritual Dimension; Ethical and Legal Dimension; Issues for Justice and Peace; Social and Institut Part 12 Chapter Five: Muslim Worldviews Chapter 13 Experiential and Emotional Dimension; Historical Periods; Sacred Writings; Narrative or Mythic Dimension; Doctrinal and Philosophical Dimension; Practical and Ritual Dimension; Experiencial and Emotional Dimension: Sufism; Social and Institutional Dimensi Part 14 Chapter Six: Native American Worldviews Chapter 15 Experiential and Emotional Dimension; Historical Periods; Sacred Writings; Narrative or Mythic Dimension; Doctrinal and Philosophical Dimension; Practical and Ritual Dimension; Ethical and Legal Dimension; Social and Institutional Dimension; Issues for Ju Part 16 Chapter Seven: Marxist Worldviews Chapter 17 Experiential and Emotional Dimension; Historical Periods; Classic Writings; Narrative or Mythic Dimension; Doctrinal and Philosophical Dimension; Social and Institutional Dimension; Marxist Theory Today; Issues for Justice and Peace; Summary; Discussion Q Part 18 Chapter Eight: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Chapter 19 Purpose of This Chapter; Palestine-Israel Geography and History; Spokespersons for Justice and Peace; Summary; For More Information; Discussion Questions; Notes; Suggestions for Further Reading Part 20 Chapter Nine: Christian Social Teaching Chapter 21 Highlights of Christian Social Concern through History; Roman Catholic Social Teaching; Protestant Social Teaching; Prelude to Liberation Theologies; Summary; Discussion Questions; Notes; Suggestions for Further Reading Part 22 Chapter Ten: Liberation Theologies Chapter 23 Historical Background; Other Forms of Liberation Theology; The Vision of Karen Lebacqz; Summary; Discussion Questions; Notes; Suggestions for Further Reading Part 24 Chapter Eleven: Active Nonviolence Chapter 25 What It Is and How It Works; Some Nonviolent Activists; Women's Groups; Nonviolence as a Tactic, Or as a Way of Life; Walter Wink, Engaging the Powers; "Active Nonviolence: Jesus' Third Way" by Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer; Summary; Discussion Questions; Notes; Part 26 Chapter Twelve: Just War Theory Chapter 27 General Points; Principles of Just War; Principle 1: Just Cause; Principle 2: Comparative Cause; Principle 3: Attitude; Principle 4: Intention; Principle 5: Last Resort; Principle 6: Likely Success; Principle 7: Authority; Principle 8: Declared; Principle Part 28 Bibliography

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