West as well as the developing world. The secularization thesis has been overtaken by an increased desire to understand how religious actors contribute to both conflict and the resolution of conflict. This volume brings an exciting new perspective with fresh ideas and analyses of the events shaping conflict and conflict resolution today. The book uniquely combines chapters highlighting Christian and Islamist theological approaches to understanding and interpreting conflict, as well as case studies on the role of religion in US foreign policy and the Iraq war, with religious perspectives on building peace once conflicts are resolved. The volume provides an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the religious character of conflict in the twenty-first century and how such conflict could be resolved.
About the Author
Rosemary Durward, Co-Convenor of the British International Studies Association Working Group on International Relations, Security and Religion, Ordinand in the Church of England and Senior Lecturer in the Defence and International Affairs Department at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst UK and Lee Marsden, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of East Anglia, UK and Co-Convenor of the BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Rosemary Durward and Lee Marsden; Part 1 Religion and Conflict: Islamism and neo-fundamentalism, Kunal Mukherjee; God, the state and war, Rosemary Durward. Part 2 Religious Influences on Military Intervention: Religiously-motivated political violence in Iraq, Rebecca Glazier; God, war and Iraq, Lee Marsden; Trust me! Jesus would go to war too, Sandy Mergenschroer-Livingston. Part 3 Disentangling Religion from Politics: Coercing solidarism: the secular and religious in US exceptionalism, Nicholas Kerton-Johnson; A history of modern military humanitarianism revisited, Ivan Manokha. Part 4 Conflict Resolution: Pakistan's tribal areas: a battle for jihad, Shazadi Beg; 'Just peace' or peace postponed: jus post bellum and the aftermath of Iraq, Serena K. Sharma; Index.