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Religion has played a role in conflict throughout history, with religious scriptures often being used to justify violence. In Search of Solutions evaluates the role of religion in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Israel-Palestine. The book argues that religion has a tendency towards conflict and that peace is best guaranteed when human individuals commune directly with the divine without the mediation of organized religions. Different approaches to the reading of scriptures are introduced, drawing on post-modern theory. In Search of Solutions will be invaluable for the student seeking a clear overview of both the theory and the practice of religion in conflict resolution.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845532390
ISBN-10: 1845532392
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Clinton Bennett

Clinton Bennett is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Philosophy at SUNY New Paltz, USA. A specialist in Christian-Muslim relations, his six books include Victorian Images of Islam (1992), In Search of Muhammad (1998) and Muslims and Modernity (2005).

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