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The origins of religious violence : an Asian perspective, Nicholas F. Gier

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The origins of religious violence : an Asian perspective
Title
The origins of religious violence
Title remainder
an Asian perspective
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Nicholas F. Gier
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Language
eng
Summary
Religiously motivated violence caused by the fusion of state and religion occurred in medieval Tibet and Bhutan and later in imperial Japan, but interfaith conflict also followed colonial incursions in India, Sri Lanka, and Burma. Before that time, there was a general premodern harmony among the resident religions of the latter countries, and only in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries did religiously motivated violence break out. While conflict caused by Hindu fundamentalists has been serious and widespread, a combination of medieval Tibetan Buddhists and modern Sri Lankan, Japanese, and Burmese Buddhists has caused the most violence among the Asian religions. However, the Chinese Taiping Christians have the world record for the number of religious killings by one single sect. A theoretical investigation reveals that specific aspects of the Abrahamic religions{u2014}an insistence on the purity of revelation, a deity who intervenes in history, but one who still is primarily transcendent{u2014}may be primary causes of religious conflict. Only one factor{u2014}a mystical monism not favored in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam{u2014}was the basis of a distinctively Japanese Buddhist call for individuals to identify totally with the emperor and to wage war on behalf of a divine ruler. The Origins of Religious Violence: An Asian Perspective uses a methodological heuristic of premodern, modern, and constructive postmodern forms of thought to analyze causes and offer solutions to religious violence. --Provided by publisher
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1944-
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Gier, Nicholas F.
Dewey number
201/.76332095
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.V55
LC item number
G54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Violence
  • Religion and civil society
  • Social conflict
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • Religion and civil society
  • Social conflict
  • Violence
  • Asia
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The origins of religious violence : an Asian perspective, Nicholas F. Gier
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
From Mongols to mughals: Hindu-Muslim relations in Medieval India -- Hindu nationalism, modernism, and reverse Orientalism -- Premodern harmony, Sri Lankan Buddhist nationalism, and violence -- Burmese nationalisms and religious violence against Muslims -- Buddhism in Bhutan: from violent lamas to peaceful kings -- "Compassionate" violence in Tibet: 1,000 years of war magic -- Buddhism and Japanese nationalism: a sad chronicle of complicity -- Sikhism, the seduction of modernism, and the question of violence -- Religious nationalism, violence, and Taiping Christianity -- Hypotheses on the reasons for religious violence -- The gospel of weak belief, overcoming the other, and constructive postmodernism
Control code
881208637
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 295 pages
Isbn
9781498501880
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014021842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)881208637
Label
The origins of religious violence : an Asian perspective, Nicholas F. Gier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Mongols to mughals: Hindu-Muslim relations in Medieval India -- Hindu nationalism, modernism, and reverse Orientalism -- Premodern harmony, Sri Lankan Buddhist nationalism, and violence -- Burmese nationalisms and religious violence against Muslims -- Buddhism in Bhutan: from violent lamas to peaceful kings -- "Compassionate" violence in Tibet: 1,000 years of war magic -- Buddhism and Japanese nationalism: a sad chronicle of complicity -- Sikhism, the seduction of modernism, and the question of violence -- Religious nationalism, violence, and Taiping Christianity -- Hypotheses on the reasons for religious violence -- The gospel of weak belief, overcoming the other, and constructive postmodernism
Control code
881208637
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 295 pages
Isbn
9781498501880
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014021842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)881208637

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