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Religion and Human Security A Global Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0199827753

ISBN-13: 9780199827756

Edition: 2012

Authors: James K. Wellman, Clark B. Lombardi

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This volume of essays explores the long-unstudied relationship between religion and human security throughout the world. The 1950s marked the beginning of a period of extraordinary religious revival, during which religious political-parties and non-governmental organizations gained power around the globe. Until now, there has been little systematic study of the impact that this phenomenon has had on human welfare, except of a relationship between religious revival to violence. The authors of these essays show that religion can have positive as well as negative effects on human wellbeing. They address a number of crucial questions about the relationship between religion and human security:…    
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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.97" wide x 9.21" long x 0.88" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

James K. Wellman, Jr. is Associate Professor and Chair of the Comparative Religion at the Jackson School of International Studies. His areas of expertise are in American religious congregations, culture, history, and politics. He has published an award-winning book, The Gold Church and the Ghetto: Christ and Culture in Mainline Protestantism (Illinois 1999). He has published two edited volumes: The Power of Religious Publics: Staking Claims in American Society (Praegers 1999), and Belief and Bloodshed: Religion and Violence Across Time and Tradition (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007). His most recent book is Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest,…    

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Religion and Human Security: An Understudied Relationship
The Dance of Desire in Religion and Human Security
The Janus-Faced Relation of Religious Actors and Human Security: Islamic and Secular Values in Turkey
The Role of Human Security in the Contest between the Egyptian Government and the Muslim Brotherhood
Popular Muslim Attitudes Towards Violent Islamic Groups: The Case of Pakistan
Networking through Religion: The Case of Malerkotla
Indian Muslim Leadership: Predicaments and Possibilities for Human Security
'A Little with God is a Lot': Popular Religion and Human Security in the Land of the Brazilian Colonels
Davidson College, Interrogating Human Security and Religion in Guatemala
Striking a Balance: Christianity and the Challenges of Long Term Human Security in Zimbabwe
Beyond Basic Human Security: The Role of Religious Institutions in Angola
In Violence and in Peace: The Role of Religion and Human Security in Northern Ireland
Eastern Christianity and Security in Post-War Europe
Washed By a Deluge: The Religious Struggle for Human Security in Algeria and Poland
The Soka Gakkai and Human SecurityBibliography