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Interfaith Contributions to Nurturing Cultures of Peace: Introduction

by Douglas Irvin-Erickson

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  • Published Date: September 8, 2016
  • Display Date: September 8, 2016
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillian
  • ISBN: 978-1137568502


The Introduction provides an overview of the scope of the volume, and outlines a working definition of several concepts that are implicitly at the core of the book, including the concepts of peace, religion, violence, structural violence, interreligious peacemaking (or, peacebuilding), and cultures of peace. From this basis, the chapter presents a critical overview of the way religion and peace has been conceptualized within the tradition of Western philosophy and the social sciences, with the goal of opening up a space for new avenues in the study and practice of religion and peace that are global and interdisciplinary in scope.

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