The Resource Fighting words : religion, violence, and the interpretation of sacred texts, edited by John Renard

Fighting words : religion, violence, and the interpretation of sacred texts, edited by John Renard

Label
Fighting words : religion, violence, and the interpretation of sacred texts
Title
Fighting words
Title remainder
religion, violence, and the interpretation of sacred texts
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Renard
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the critical issues in interreligious relations today is the connection, both actual and perceived, between sacred sources and the justification of violent acts as divinely mandated. Fighting Words begins with the premise that a balanced approach to religious pluralism in our world must build on a measured, well-informed response to the increasingly publicized and sensationalized association of terrorism and large-scale violence with religion. In his introduction, Renard provides background on the major scriptures of seven religious traditions--Jewish, Christian (including both the Old and New Testaments), Islamic, Baha'i, Zoroastrian, Hindu, and Sikh. Eight chapters then explore the interpretation of select facets of these scriptures, focusing on those texts so often claimed, both historically and more recently, as inspiration and justification for every kind of violence, from individual assassination to mass murder. With its nuanced consideration of a complex topic, this book is not merely about the religious sanctioning of violence but also about diverse ways of reading sacred textual sources."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.V55
LC item number
F64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Renard, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Sacred books
  • Religions
  • Religions
  • Sacred books
  • Violence
Label
Fighting words : religion, violence, and the interpretation of sacred texts, edited by John Renard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Finha s of Medina : Islam, "the Jews," and the construction of religious militancy
  • Michael A. Sells
  • The Baha'i tradition : the return of Joseph and the peaceable imagination
  • Todd Lawson
  • Justifiable force and holy war in Zoroastrianism
  • Jamsheed K. Choksy
  • The failure of allegory : notes on textual violence and the Bhagavad Gita
  • Laurie L. Patton
  • Words as weapons : theory and practice of a righteous war (dharam yudh) in Sikh texts
  • Pashaura Singh
  • Exegesis and violence : texts, contexts, and hermeneutical concerns
  • John Renard
  • A brief history of war in the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish interpretive tradition
  • Reuven Firestone
  • Annihilate Amalek : Christian perspectives on 1 Samuel 15
  • Bernhard A. Asen
  • Violence in the New Testament and the history of interpretation
  • Leo D. Lefebure
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780520274198
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
^^2012029403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021651278
System control number
  • (OCoLC)788263689
  • (OCoLC)ocn788263689
Label
Fighting words : religion, violence, and the interpretation of sacred texts, edited by John Renard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Finha s of Medina : Islam, "the Jews," and the construction of religious militancy
  • Michael A. Sells
  • The Baha'i tradition : the return of Joseph and the peaceable imagination
  • Todd Lawson
  • Justifiable force and holy war in Zoroastrianism
  • Jamsheed K. Choksy
  • The failure of allegory : notes on textual violence and the Bhagavad Gita
  • Laurie L. Patton
  • Words as weapons : theory and practice of a righteous war (dharam yudh) in Sikh texts
  • Pashaura Singh
  • Exegesis and violence : texts, contexts, and hermeneutical concerns
  • John Renard
  • A brief history of war in the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish interpretive tradition
  • Reuven Firestone
  • Annihilate Amalek : Christian perspectives on 1 Samuel 15
  • Bernhard A. Asen
  • Violence in the New Testament and the history of interpretation
  • Leo D. Lefebure
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780520274198
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
^^2012029403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021651278
System control number
  • (OCoLC)788263689
  • (OCoLC)ocn788263689

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