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Essays on nonviolence in the world's great religious traditions challenge the notion that religion begets violence around the world. Original.
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What commonalties would we find among the world's major religious traditions if we focused on the subject of nonviolence? Would we find a straightforward, unambiguous uniformity among the spiritual teachings? Would we find some justification for aggression? Would we find exhortations to violence in some religious traditions and not in others? Would there be surprises in the textual interpretations of some international scholars as they assessed their religious traditions?About the Author:
Christopher Key Chapple is a professor of theological studies and director of Asian and Pacific studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Christoher S. Queen is lecturer on the study of religion and dean of students for continuing education in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University.
Tam Wai Lun is an assistant professor in the Department of Religion at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Yajneshwar S. Shastri is chair of the Department of Philosophy and associate professor at the School of Psychology, Education, and Philosophy at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India.
Dr. Sunanda Shastri is assistant professor in Sanskrit in the Department of Sanskrit of Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
Rabia Terri Harris is founder and coordinator of the Muslim Peace Fellowship (MPF), the only organization presently devoted to the consideration and development of Islamic nonviolence.
Jerry Milgrom is founder and executive director of Clergy for Peace and associate director of and consultant to Rabbis for Human Rights.
Dr. Daniel L. Smith-Christopher is associate professor of theological studies and director of the Peace Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Donald K. Swearer is the Charles and Harriet Cox McDowell Professor of Religion at Swarthmore College where he teaches courses in Asian and comparative religions and is a member of the Asian Studies and Environmental Studies Programs.
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