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Subverting hatred, the challenge of nonviolence in religious traditions, edited by Daniel L. Smith-Christopher

In the spring of 1998, the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century commissioned this series of essays to investigate the theme of nonviolence in the sacred texts, the oral teachings, and the traditions of major world religions. Subverting Hatred: The Challenge of Nonviolence in Religious Traditions sheds light on the mixed messages and conflicting testimony that emerged from this study and underscores the central questions for religious individuals everywhere: Does my faith have a fundamental message about nonviolence? If it does, what behavior must I follow if I take seriously the message I receive? Is there a mandate for some kind of civil or political action?
Table Of Contents
Jainism and nonviolence / Christopher Key Chapple -- The peace wheel : nonviolent activism in the Buddhist tradition / Christopher S. Queen -- Subverting hatred : peace and nonviolence in Confucianism and Daoism / Tam Wai Lun -- Ahimsa and the unity of all things : a Hindu view of nonviolence / Sunanda Y. Shastri and Yajneshwar S. Shastri -- Indigenous traditions of peace : an interview with Lawrence Hart, Cheyenne peace chief / Daniel L. Smith-Christopher -- The struggle for peace : subverting hatred in a Māori context / Donald S. Tamihere -- Nonviolence in Islam : the alternative community tradition / Rabia Terri Harris -- Life as a Muslim scholar of Islam in post-9/11 America / Amir Hussain -- "Let your love for me vanquish your hatred for him" : nonviolence and modern Judaism / Jeremy Milgrom -- Political atheism and radical faith : the challenge of Christian nonviolence in the third millennium / Daniel L. Smith-Christopher -- Epilogue: Reflections on nonviolence and religion / Donald K. Swearer
Literary Form
non fiction
Tenth anniversary edition.
Originally published: Cambridge, MA : Boston Research Center for the 21st Century, 1998
Physical Description
xxvii, 210 pages, 21 cm.

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