A History of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist Perspectives on War and Peace: v.1 Bible to 1914 (Studies in Religion & Society v.65 A & B

A History of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist Perspectives on War and Peace: v.1 Bible to 1914 (Studies in Religion & Society v.65 A & B

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

Preface; Introduction; Part One: Origins; 1. The Hebrew Scriptures and War; 2. The New Testament and War; 3. The Greeks and War; 4. Rome: Pagan and Christian; 5. The Religions of the East I: Hinduism; 6. The Religions of the East II: Buddhism, Nonviolence and Statecraft; 7. Islam in Peace and War; Part Two: The Euro-American Traditions; 8. Medieval Europe; 9. Splintering of Christian Tradition; 10. War and Peace in the Age of Reason; 11. Revolutions as Just War; 12. Religion, Nationalism, and War in the 19th Century; 13. A Civilized Way to Peace

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/04/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780773465619
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 462
  • ID: 9780773465619
  • ISBN10: 0773465618

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