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Beyond Violence: Religious Sources of Social Transformation in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

James L. Heft


In an age of terrorism and other forms of violence committed in the name of religion, how can religion become a vehicle for peace, justice, and reconciliation? And in a world of bitter conflicts—many rooted in religious difference—how can communities of faith understand one another? these chapters address a fundamental question: how the three monotheistic traditions can provide the resources needed in the work of justice and reconciliation. Rabbis Irving Greenberg and Reuven Firestone each examine the relationship of Judaism to violence, explorin ... More

Keywords: terrorism, faith communities, religion, Judaism, Christianity, Catholic theology, pluralism, human rights, political violence, nonviolence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780823223336
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823223336.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James L. Heft, editor