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Religion, War, and Ethics: A Sourcebook of Textual Traditions

Religion, War, and Ethics: A Sourcebook of Textual Traditions

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Cambridge University Press, 6/2/2014
EAN 9780521738279, ISBN10: 052173827X

Paperback, 753 pages, 25.3 x 17.7 x 4.5 cm
Language: English

Religion, War, and Ethics is a collection of primary sources from the world's major religions on the ethics of war. Each chapter brings together annotated texts - scriptural, theological, ethical, and legal - from a variety of historical periods that reflect each tradition's response to perennial questions about the nature of war: when, if ever, is recourse to arms morally justifiable? What moral constraints should apply to military conduct? Can a lasting earthly peace be achieved? Are there sacred reasons for waging war, and special rewards for those who do the fighting? The religions covered include Sunni and Shiite Islam; Judaism; Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant Christianity; Theravada Buddhism; East Asian religious traditions (Confucianism, Shinto, Japanese and Korean Buddhism); Hinduism; and Sikhism. Each section is compiled by a specialist, recognized within his or her respective religious tradition, who has also written a commentary on the historical and textual context of the passages selected.

Preface Gregory M. Reichberg and Henrik Syse
Introduction Henrik Syse and Nicole M. Hartwell
1. Judaism Adam Afterman and Gedaliah Afterman
2. Roman Catholic Christianity Gregory M. Reichberg and Robert Araujo, S. J.
3. Eastern Orthodox Christianity Yuri Stoyanov
4. Protestant Christianity Valerie Ona Morkevicius
5. Sunni Islam Nesrine Badawi and John Kelsay
6. Shia Islam Mohammad Faghfoory
7. Hinduism Kaushik Roy
8. Theravada Buddhism Mahinda Deegalle
9. Chinese and Korean religious traditions Vladimir Tikhonov
10. Japanese religious traditions Soho Machida
11. Sikhism Torkel Brekke.