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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Peace

Mitchell, Jolyon / Millar, Suzanna R. / Po, Francesca / Percy, Martyn (Herausgeber)

Blackwell Companions to Religion


1. Auflage September 2022
656 Seiten, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-42434-5
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Incisive contributions from leading and emerging scholars in the field of Peace Studies

In the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Peace, a team of renowned scholars delivers an authoritative and interdisciplinary sourcebook that addresses the key concepts, history, theories, models, resources, and practices in the complex and ambivalent relationship between religion and peace. The editors have included contributions from a wide range of perspectives and locations that reflect diverse methods and approaches.

The Companion provides a collection grounded in experience and context that draws on established, developing, and new research characterized by academic rigor. The differences between the approaches taken by several religious traditions are fully explored and numerous case studies highlight relevant theories, models, and resources.

Accessible as either a standalone collection or as a partner to the Companion to Religion and Violence, this edited volume also offers:
* A thorough introduction to religion and its search for peace, including the relationships between religion and peace and theories and practices for studying the interplay between religion and peace
* Comprehensive explorations of religion and peace in local contexts, including discussions of women's empowerment and peacebuilding in an Islamic context
* Practical discussions of practices and embodiments of religion and peace, including treatments of museums for peace and self-religion in global peace movements
* In-depth examinations of lived Christian theologies and building peace, including discussions of Martin Luther King Jr. and spiritual activism in Scotland

Perfect for students and scholars of peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peace building, the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Peace will also earn a place in the libraries of anyone professionally or personally interested in the field of Peace or Religious Studies, International Relations, History, Politics, or Theology.


Notes on Contributors ix

Acknowledgments xvii

List of Illustrations xix

Part I Religion and the Search for Peace 1

1 Introduction: Religion and the Search for Peace 3

Jolyon Mitchell and Suzanna R. Millar

2 World Religions and Peace 21

Jolyon Mitchell, Anna S. King, Susan Hayward, Jasjit Singh, George Wilkes, Joshua Rey, and Hussam Timani

3 Relationships between Religion and Peace 39

Ian S. Markham

4 The Intersectional Turn: Theories and Practices for Studying Religion and Peace 49

Atalia Omer

5 Peacebuilding and Religion 63

John Paul Lederach interviewed by Jolyon Mitchell

Part II Religion and Peace in Local Contexts 79

6 'And a Little Child Shall Lead Them': Listening to Young People in Israel/Palestine 81

Victoria Biggs

7 Negotiating the Sacred and the Profane in Jerusalem 91

Trond Bakkevig

8 Women's Empowerment and Peacebuilding in an Islamic Context 101

Maryam Ahmad and James DeShaw Rae

9 Grassroots Peacebuilding in Contemporary Indonesia 112

Sumanto Al Qurtuby

10 From Dust and Ashes: Religion and Peacebuilding in Nepal 124

Mark Owen

11 Pursuing an 'Oppressed Peace': Religion, Identity, and Minority Politics among Muslims in Sri Lanka 134

Farah Mihlar

12 Religion and Peacebuilding in Nigeria 143

Darren Kew and Chris M. A. Kwaja

13 Reconciliation and Non-violent Transformation in South Africa: At the Interface of Theology and Secular Politics 155

John W. de Gruchy

14 Religious Emotions and Religious Peacebuilding in Colombia 164

Sandra M. Rios Oyola

15 Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina 174

George R. Wilkes

16 Gendering the Peace Process in Northern Ireland 185

Monica McWilliams and Avila Kilmurray

Part III Practices and Embodiments 195

17 Hinduism: The Culture of Peace and the Ethics of War 197

Anna S. King

18 Cities of Sanctuary, Religion, and Justice 216

Helen M. Hintjens

19 Religion and Museums for Peace 231

Clive Barrett

20 'Witchy' Activism: Self-religion in Global Peace Movements 242

Francesca Po

21 Ritual and Peacebuilding 255

Lisa Schirch

22 Scriptural Reasoning and Peacebuilding 264

Peter Ochs

23 Contemporary Buddhist Peace Movements 275

Julie Blythe and Ruth Gamble

24 Mahatma Gandhi, Satyagraha, and the Politics of Non-Violence 289

Anna S. King

Part IV Lived Theologies and Building Peace 307

25 Theology and Peacebuilding 309

Samuel Wells

26 'Righteousness and Peace Will Kiss Each Other': Christian Communities of Reconciliation and the Pursuit of Justice 319

Leah E. Robinson

27 Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Search for Peace 330

Dean J. Johnson

28 Acts of Resistance: Fruits of Grace: Overcoming Violence Against Women 340

Aruna Gnanadason

29 Spiritual Activism, Atomic Theology, and 'The Bomb' in Scotland 349

Alastair McIntosh

30 Conflict in Congregations: Power, Polity, and Peace in the Church 364

Martyn Percy

31 Islamophobia and Nonviolence in a 'Christian Nation' 373

Cynthia Boaz

32 News Media for Just Peace? Footwashing Making Headlines 383

Christopher Landau

33 Of Gods and Men: Peacebuilding and Catholic Social Teaching 391

Theodora Hawksley

Part V Just War, Just Peace 403

34 Just War, Critique, and Conscientious Objection 405

Marc LiVecche and Nigel Biggar

35 Just Peace: From Versailles to Today 417

Maryann Cusimano Love

36 Religious Warrants: Virtue, Nonviolence, and Just Peace 428

Eli S. McCarthy

37 Can Restorative Justice Transform Structural and Cultural Violence? 438

Jason A. Springs

38 The Humanitarian Conscience between War and Peace 454

Tobias Kelly

39 Ambivalence, Diversity and the Possibility of Religious Peacebuilding 462

Scott Appleby

Part VI Religion and Peace on a Global Stage 473

40 International Relations, Religion, and Peace 475

Jeffrey Haynes

41 Histories: Religious Peace Movements in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 485

Megan Shore

42 Sociological Conceptualizations of Religion and Peacemaking 497

John D. Brewer

43 Geographies of Peace and Religion 509

J. P. Singh

44 Divine Intervention: Invoking God in Peace Agreements 518

Robert Forster and Christine Bell

45 Genocide Prevention, Religion, and Development 530

Azza Karam

46 Nationalism, Religion, and Peace 541

Joshua Rey

47 Religious Leaders and Peace 552

Nukhet Sandal

48 Religion in Peacebuilding: An Emerging Force for Change 562

Mohammed Abu-Nimer

49 Mediation, Peacebuilding, Arts, and Religion 573

Isabel Käser and Jolyon Mitchell

50 Religion and Peacebuilding in the Ukraine-Russia Conflict 589

Jolyon Mitchell

Index 607
Jolyon Mitchell is a Professor specializing in Religion, Violence and Peacebuilding and Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues (CTPI) at the University of Edinburgh, UK. A former President of TRS UK, he has also worked with Jewish, Muslim and Christian religious leaders on peacebuilding projects in Jerusalem. His recent books include Religion and War (2021) and Peacebuilding and the Arts (2020).

Suzanna R. Millar is Chancellor's Fellow in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and Assistant Director of Edinburgh's Centre for Theology and Public Issues. Her research interests include wisdom literature in the Hebrew Bible, ecological hermeneutics and non-human animals. She is the author of Genre and Openness in Proverbs 10:1-22:16 (2020).

Francesca Po is a scholar of religion specializing in contemporary religion and nonreligion. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors at the Metta Center for Nonviolence in Petaluma, CA, USA, and an educator of religious studies in California, USA. She previously served in the US Peace Corps as well as a high school campus minister, and is the co-editor of The Study of Ministry (2019).

Martyn Percy is the 45th Dean of Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK, where he also teaches in the Faculty of Theology and Religion and tutors at the Saïd Business School. Between 2004 and 2014 he was Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon in Oxford, one of the largest Anglican ordination training centers in the world. Author of many books, he writes on religion in contemporary culture.

J. Mitchell, University of Edinburgh, UK; S. R. Millar, University of Edinburgh, UK; F. Po, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, USA; M. Percy, University of Oxford, UK