Holy War, Just War: Exploring the Moral Meaning of Religious Violence

Holy War, Just War: Exploring the Moral Meaning of Religious Violence

By: Lloyd Steffen (author)Paperback

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Holy War, Just War explores the "dark side" in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism by examining how the concept of ultimate value contributes to religious violence. The book states that religion has within its own conceptual tools the resources to understand its own dark side and that religious people must subject their religion to a moral vision of goodness and constrain those parts that make for violence and hatred.

About Author

Lloyd Steffen is professor of religion studies at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and author of Life/Choice: The Theory of Just Abortion, and Executing Justice: The Moral Meaning of the Death Penalty.


Part 1 Life-Affirming and Demonic Religion: The Option Chapter 2 The Power and Danger of Religion Chapter 3 Being Religious: The Life-Affirming Option Chapter 4 Being Religious: The Demonic Option Part 5 Religion and the Restraint of Violence Chapter 6 The Pacifist Option Chapter 7 The Case of Holy War 8 The Case of Just War Chapter 9 Conclusion

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742558489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 330
  • ID: 9780742558489
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 0742558487

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