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Sharpening Conflict Manag. has been added to your Cart. Against this common sdom, Joseph Bock argues the potential for peace that lies in deepening religiosity and mobilizing the moral authority of religious leaders.

Sharpening Conflict Manag. His perspective is informed by hard experience on the ground in Pakistan, and his book deserves the attention of both theorists and practitioners working on problems of ethnic conflict. -Clark McCauley, Co-Director, Solomon Asch Center For Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania.

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He argues that religious leaders must be prepared to respond assertively to ethnoreligious aggression at early stages, not waiting for violence to erupt. Further, these leaders need to help people discipline their information processing so that they are not influenced by bigoted rumors. They must also cultivate a sense of belonging among their followers and exercise their authority by speaking out on matters of theology. Bock begins with a description of ethnoreligious violence in the world today and then offers a case study about Hindu-Muslim riots in India that illustrates how religion is used to engineer violence by those who gain from it.

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Bock begins with a description of ethnoreligious violence in the world today and then offers a case study about Hindu-Muslim riots in India that illustrates how religion is used to engineer violence by those who gain from it. The way that religion foments violence as compared to how it can be used to prevent it is analyzed in a chapter on the flash-point asymmetry problem.

Sharpening Conflict Management: Religious Leadership and the Double-Edged Sword. direction of hatred seems to be sharp like a sword, it is argued that in some respects it is more like a butterknife in the direction of understanding and tolerance. The second part of Dr. Bock's analysis identifies ways in which religious leaders seeking to prevent ethnoreligious violence might be more effective. The two swords: Religion-state connections and interstate disputes. & Vogt, M. (2015). CrossRefGoogle Scholar. Horowitz, M. C. (2009).

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Sharpening conflict management : religious leadership and the double-edged sword. Preface Understanding Ethnoreligious Violence Ethnoreligious Violence in Our World Today Success and Failure in Ahmedabad The Flash-point Asymmetry Problem The Unique Challenge Posed by Religio. More).

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Bock begins with a description of ethnoreligious violence in the world today and then offers a case study about Hindu-Muslim riots in India that illustrates how religion is used to engineer violence by those who gain from it. The way that religion foments violence as compared to how it can be used to prevent it is analyzed in a chapter on the flash-point asymmetry problem. While religion in the direction of hatred seems to be sharp like a sword, it is argued that in some respects it is more like a butterknife in the direction of understanding and tolerance.

The second part of Dr. Bock's analysis identifies ways in which religious leaders seeking to prevent ethnoreligious violence might be more effective. He argues that religious leaders must be prepared to respond assertively to ethnoreligious aggression at early stages, not waiting for violence to erupt. Further, these leaders need to help people discipline their information processing so that they are not influenced by bigoted rumors. They must also cultivate a sense of belonging among their followers and exercise their authority by speaking out on matters of theology. He concludes that there are at least seven ways in which religious leaders have similar influence as their violence promoting counterparts. This is an important resource for scholars, researchers, students, and trainers involved with peace studies, conflict resolution, applied theology, and South Asia and Middle East studies.


Sharpening Conflict Management: Religious Leadership and the Double-edged Sword download epub
Humanities
Author: Joseph G. Bock
ISBN: 0275971082
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Praeger (September 30, 2001)
Pages: 176 pages