World Religions and Norms of War

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World Religions and Norms of War

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World Religions and Norms of War

£23.95
ISBN
9789280811636
Published by
United Nations University
Publication Date
March 2009
Publisher's Ref
09.III.A.7
Format
Paperback
Extent
352 pages
Dimensions
152 x 241 mm

Over more than two millennia, the world’s leading religious traditions have provided the guidance in questions of when war can be justified, and of what methods and targets are permissible in war. Linking deep historical analysis to contemporary issues, this volume provides valuable insight, and even prompts us to rethink our understanding of the role and influence of religion in the state politics.

The book exposes the norms of war in Hinduism, in Theravada Buddhism, in Japanese religion, in Judaism, in Roman Catholic Christianity, in Eastern Orthodox Christianity, in Protestant Christianity, in Shia Islam and in Sunni Islam, and discusses norms of war in cross-religious perspective. 


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