Princeton Readings in Religion and Violence

ISBN-10: 0691129142

ISBN-13: 9780691129143

Edition: 2011

Authors: Mark Juergensmeyer, Margo Kitts

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Introduction: Why Is Religion Violent and Violence Religious?
Religious Justifications for Violence
Introduction to Part I
"Forms of Treacherous Fights," the Arthashastra
Sun Tzu
"Laying Plans," The Art of War
The Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita in the Mahabharata
Soho Takuan
"Annals of the Sword Taia," The Unfettered Mind
The Hebrew Bible
Deuteronomy 20
Exodus 23
The Qur'an
Surah 2 ("The Cow")
Thomas Aquinas
"Whether It Is Always Sinful to Wage War?"
Summa Theologica
Reinhold Niebuhr
"Why the Christian Church Is Not Pacifist"
Michael Bray
"A Time for Revolution?" A Time to Kill
Abd al-Salam Faraj
The Neglected Duty
Meir Kahane
"War and Peace," The Jewish Idea
Shoko Asahara
Declaring Myself the Christ
Disaster Comes to the Land of the Rising Sun
9/11 Conspirator
"Last Instructions of 9/11"
Understanding the Religious Role in Violence
Introduction to Part II
Emile Durkheim
Elementary Forms of the Religious Life
Henri Hubert and Marcel Mauss
"Conclusion," Sacrifice: Its Nature and Function
Sigmund Freud
Totem and Taboo
Rene Girard
"Sacrifice," Violence and the Sacred
Walter Burkert
Homo Necans
Maurice Bloch
Prey into Hunter
Georges Bataille
Theory of Religion
Karl Marx
Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
Nancy Jay
"Sacrifice and Descent," Throughout Your Generations Forever
Elaine Scarry
The Body in Pain
Jean Baudrillard
The Spirit of Terrorism
Ashis Nandy
"The Discreet Charm of Indian Terrorism," The Savage Freud and Other Essays
Closing Comments: The Connection between War and Sacrifice
Selected Bibliography
About the Editors
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