Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

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Steven Leonard Jacobs
Lexington Books, May 16, 2009 - Religion - 350 pages
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Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam is the first collection of essays by recognized scholars primarily in the field of religious studies to address this timely topic. In addition to theoretical thinking about both religion and genocide and the relationship between the two, these authors look at the tragedies of the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, Rwanda, Bosnia, and the Sudan from their own unique vantage point. In so doing, they supply a much needed additional contribution to the ongoing conversations proffered by historians, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, and legal scholars regarding prevention, intervention, and punishment.
  

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Contents

Theological Warrants for Genocide Judaism Islam and Christianity
3
The Last Uncomfortable Religious Question? Monotheistic Exclusivism and Textual Superiority in Judaism Christianity and Islam as Sources of Hate ...
35
A SweetSmelling Sacrifice Genocide the Bible and the Indigenous Peoples of the United States Selected Examples
47
The Accountability of Religion in Genocide
65
More Than the Jews His Blood Be Upon All the Children Biblical Violence Genocide and Responsible Reading
77
RELIGION AND MASS VIOLENCE EMPIRICAL DATA AND CASE STUDIES
93
Religion and Genocide
95
Jihad and Genocide The Case of the Armenians
119
Coming to Terms with Amalek Testing the Limits of Hospitality
223
THEOLOGIES AND PRACTICES OF RECONCILIATION
239
PostShoah Restitution of a Different Kind
241
The Holocaust Genocide and the Catholic Church
255
Catholic Views on the Holocaust and Genocide A Critical Appraisal
267
Terror Out of Zion Making Sense of Scriptural Teaching
279
Rape Religion and Genocide An Unholy Silence
291
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
307

Islam and Genocide The Case of Bangladesh in 1971
139
The Genocidal Twentieth Century in the Balkans
151
Death Was Everywhere Even in Front of the Church Christian Faith and the Rwandan Genocide
183
ALTERNATIVE READINGS OF TROUBLING TEXTS RELIGION AS A FORCE AGAINST VIOLENCE
195
Getting Rid of the Gd of Abraham A Prerequisite for Genocide
197
The Ten Commandments the Holocaust and Reflections on Genocide
209
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
313
The United Nations Convention on the NonApplicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity 1968
321
Index
325
Contributors
345
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About the author (2009)

Steven Leonard Jacobs is associate professor of religious studies and holds the Aaron Aronov Endowed Chair of Judaic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama.

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