A History of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist Perspectives on War and Peace: v. 2 Century of Wars (Studies in Religion & Society v. 65 A

A History of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist Perspectives on War and Peace: v. 2 Century of Wars (Studies in Religion & Society v. 65 A

By: William J Frost (author)Hardback

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This massive, two-volume work is an extensive survey of the interactions between organized religions and war from the Exodus to Gulf War II. The major emphases are on Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with additional chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, and sections on Shinto, Quakerism, and others. It will attract scholars in a variety of disciplines: peace studies, religion, history, and political science.

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About Author

J. William Frost, presently Senior Research Scholar at Swarthmore College, is the emeritus Jenkins Professor of Quaker History and Research, and Director of the Friends Historical Library and the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. He was a founder of the Peace Studies program at Swarthmore. He authored A Perfect Freedom: Religious Liberty in Pennsylvania, The Quaker Family in Colonial America, co-authored Christianity: A Cultural History, and The Quakers, and also served as editor of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography.

Contents

Part Three: A Century of Wars; 14. World War I; 15. Searching for Peace, Finding War: 1920-1939; 16. World War II: The Apotheosis of Barbarity; 17. The Cold War I: Conventional Weapons and Wars; 18. The Cold War II: Nuclear Weapons; Part Four: The Middle East; 19. Religion and War in the Creation of Israel; 20. Islam and Modern War: Iran and Iraq; 21. The Gulf Wars Against Iraq; Part Five: Contemporary Issues; 22. The Post Cold War World; Concluding Reflections: Religions, Wars, and Peaces; Bibliography; Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/04/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780773465633
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 438
  • ID: 9780773465633
  • ISBN10: 0773465634

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