The Origins of Religious Violence: An Asian Perspective

The Origins of Religious Violence: An Asian Perspective

by Nicholas F. Gier


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ISBN-13: 9781498501880
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 05/24/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nicholas F. Gier is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Idaho.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: From Mongols to Mughals: Hindu-Muslim Relations in Medieval India
Chapter 2: Hindu Nationalism, Modernism, and Reverse Orientalism
Chapter 3: Premodern Harmony, Sri Lankan Buddhist Nationalism, and Violence
Chapter 4: Burmese Nationalisms and Religious Violence against Muslims
Chapter 5: Buddhism in Bhutan: From Violent Lamas to Peaceful Kings
Chapter 6: “Compassionate” Violence in Tibet: 1,000 Years of War Magic
Chapter 7: Buddhism and Japanese Nationalism: A Sad Chronicle of Complicity
Chapter 8: Sikhism, the Seduction of Modernism, and the Question of Violence
Chapter 9: Religious Nationalism, Violence, and Taiping Christianity
Chapter 10: Hypotheses on the Reasons for Religious Violence
Chapter 11: The Gospel of Weak Belief, Overcoming the Other, and Constructive Postmodernism

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