The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

ISBN : 9780190055172

R. Scott Appleby; David Little; Atalia Omer
736 Pages
171 x 171 mm
Pub date
Jul 2019
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Featuring numerous case studies from various contexts and traditions, The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding brings together a diverse array of scholars to grapple with the tension between theory and practice, cultural theory, and the legacy of the liberal peace paradigm. This innovative Handbook offers provocative, elastic, and context-specific insights for strategic peacebuilding processes.


Atalia Omer
Part One: Mapping the Field
1. Atalia Omer, Religious Peacebuilding: The Exotic, the Good, and the Theatrical
2. R. Scott Appleby, Religious Violence: The Strong, the Weak, and the Pathological
Part Two: The Historical and the Historicist
3. David Little, Religion, Peace, and the Origins of Nationalism
4. Scott Hibbard, Religion, Nationalism, and the Politics of Secularism
5. Slavica Jakelic, Secular-Religious Encounters as Peacebuilding
6. Jason Springs, Structural and Cultural Violence in Religion and Peacebuilding
Part Three: Contested Issues
7. R. Scott Appleby, The New Name for Peace? Religion and Development as Partners in Strategic Peacebuilding
8. Patrick Mason, Violent and Nonviolent Religious Militancy
9. Rashied Omar, Religious Violence and State Violence
10. John Kelsay, Peacebuilding and the Comparative Study of Ethics
11. W. Cole Durham, Jr. and Elizabeth A. Clark, The Place of Religious Freedom in the Structure of Peacebuilding
12. Susan Hayward, Women, Religion, and Peacebuilding
Part Four: Peacebuilding in Practice: Strategies, Resources, Critique
13. Daniel Philpott, Reconciliation, Politics, and Transitional Justice
14. Marc Gopin, Negotiating Secular and Religious Contributions to Social Change and Peacebuilding
15. Tim Shah, Secular Militancy as an Obstacle to Peacebuilding
16. Peter van der Veer, Tam Ngo, and Dan Smyer Yu, Religion and Peace in Asia
17. S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, Peacebuilding in the Muslim World
18. Eboo Patel and Cassie Meyer, Youth and Interfaith Conflict Transformation
19. Peter Ochs, The Possibilities and Limits of Interreligious Dialogue
20. Lisa Schirch, Ritual, Religion, and Peacebuilding
21. John Paul Lederach, Spirituality and Religious Peacebuilding
22. Heather M. DuBois and Janna Hunter-Bowman, The Intersection of Christian Theology and Peacebuilding
23. Cecilia Lynch, Religious Communities and Possibilities for Justpeace
24. Atalia Omer, Religion, Nationalism, and Solidarity Activism
Part Five: The Growing Edge of the Conversation
25. Atalia Omer Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding: Synthetic Remarks

About the author: 

Atalia Omer is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Program in Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding, at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, at the University of Notre Dame. R. Scott Appleby is Professor of History and the Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. David Little is Professor Emeritus of the Practice in Religion, Ethnicity, and International Conflict and Faculty Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and at Harvard Divinity School.

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