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Is Religion Killing Us?

Violence in the Bible and the Quran

Is Religion Killing Us?

Violence in the Bible and the Quran

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780826417794
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 02/10/2005
A provocative look at the violent content of 'sacred scripture' and what Jews, Christians, and Muslims must do to re-vision their faiths away from justifying violence. Post 9/11 attention has focused on Islam as a violent religion, but Nelson-Pallmeyer shows that the Bible and the Quran both have ample violence-justifying content to support "holy" and other wars. The challenge, he maintains, is to acknowledge violence in "sacred scripture" and re-vision God's power.

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is Assistant Professor of Justice and Peace Studies. For more than twenty years he has studied and written about the relationship of religion, violence, and peace, and his books include Jesus Against Christianity: Reclaiming the Missing Jesus (Trinity Press International).

"'No accommodationist, Nelson-Pallmeyer cannot find any place for violence, even when exercised against evil.' Publishers Weekly 'Especially provocative... incite us to grapple with what it means to follow Jesus.' The Other Side 'Anything but passive, Nelson-Pallmeyer's radical pacifism sends sparks flying in all directions.' The Booklist"

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