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This quantity offers a complete and interdisciplinary account of the scholarship on faith, clash, and peacebuilding. taking a look some distance past the conventional parameters of the sphere, the participants interact deeply with the legacies of colonialism, missionary activism, secularism, orientalism, and liberalism as they relate to the dialogue of faith, violence, and nonviolent transformation and resistance.

Featuring quite a few case experiences from numerous contexts and traditions, the quantity is geared up thematically into 5 diversified elements. It starts off with an updated mapping of scholarship on faith and violence, and faith and peace. the second one half explores the demanding situations regarding constructing secularist theories on peace and nationalism, broadening the dialogue of violence to incorporate an research of cultural and structural varieties. within the 3rd part, the chapters discover arguable issues resembling faith and improvement, spiritual militancy, and the liberty of faith as a keystone of peacebuilding. The fourth half locates notions of peacebuilding in non secular perform by means of concentrating on positive assets inside of numerous traditions, the transformative function of rituals, formative years and interfaith activism in American college campuses, faith and team spirit activism, scriptural reasoning as a peacebuilding perform, and a longer mirrored image at the background and legacy of missionary peacebuilding. the quantity concludes by means of seeking to the way forward for peacebuilding scholarship and the probabilities for brand spanking new progress and development.

Bringing jointly a various array of students, this leading edge guide grapples with the stress among concept and perform, cultural concept, and the legacy of the liberal peace paradigm, providing provocative, elastic, and context-specific insights for strategic peacebuilding processes.

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