Confronting Genocide Judaism, Christianity, Islam

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  • Copyright: 2009-07-16
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

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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. Book jacket.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Genocide in the Name of God: Thoughts on Religion and Genocidep. ix
Textual Warrants for Genocide
Theological Warrants for Genocide: Judaism, Islam, and Christianityp. 3
The Last Uncomfortable Religious Question? Monotheistic Exclusivism and Textual Superiority in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as Sources of Hate and Genocidep. 35
A Sweet-Smelling Sacrifice: Genocide, the Bible, and the Indigenous Peoples of the United States, Selected Examplesp. 47
The Accountability of Religion in Genocidep. 65
More Than the Jews...His Blood Be Upon All the Children: Biblical Violence, Genocide, and Responsible Readingp. 77
Religion and Mass Violence: Empirical Data and Case Studies
Religion and Genocidep. 95
Jihad and Genocide: The Case of the Armeniansp. 119
Islam and Genocide: The Case of Bangladesh in 1971p. 139
The Genocidal Twentieth Century in the Balkansp. 151
"Death Was Everywhere, Even in Front of the Church": Christian Faith and the Rwandan Genocidep. 183
Alternative Readings of Troubling Texts: Religion as a Force against Violence
Getting Rid of the G-d of Abraham: A Prerequisite for Genocidep. 197
The Ten Commandments, the Holocaust, and Reflections on Genocidep. 209
Coming to Terms with Amalek: Testing the Limits of Hospitalityp. 223
Theologies and Practices of Reconciliation
Post-Shoah Restitution of a Different Kindp. 241
The Holocaust, Genocide, and the Catholic Churchp. 255
Catholic Views on Holocaust and Genocide: A Critical Appraisalp. 267
Terror Out of Zion: Making Sense of Scriptural Teachingp. 279
Rape, Religion, and Genocide: An Unholy Silencep. 291
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocidep. 307
Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 313
The United Nations Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity (1968)p. 321
Indexp. 325
Contributorsp. 345
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