Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions

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Irfan A. Omar, Michael K. Duffey
  • Bognor Regis, England: 
    Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
    , June
     256 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Pamela Couture forthcoming.


Written by top practitioner-scholars who bring a critical yet empathetic eye to the topic, this textbook provides a comprehensive look at peace and violence in seven world religions.

  • Offers a clear and systematic narrative with coverage of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American religions
  • Introduces a different religion and its sacred texts in each chapter; discusses ideas of peace, war, nonviolence, and permissible violence; recounts historical responses to violence; and highlights individuals within the tradition working toward peace and justice
  • Examines concepts within their religious context for a better understanding of the values, motivations, and ethics involved
  • Includes student-friendly pedagogical features, such as enriching end-of-chapter critiques by practitioners of other traditions, definitions of key terms, discussion questions, and further reading sections
About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Irfan A. Omar is Associate Professor of Islam and World Religions at Marquette University, USA. He teaches courses on Islam, interfaith dialogue, and World Religions and his research interests include Christian-Muslim and Hindu-Muslim dialogue.

Michael K. Duffey is Associate Professor of Theology at Marquette University. He is also Director of the Interdisciplinary Major in Peace Studies and founder of the Marquette Center for Peacemaking.


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