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Mutual Radicalization - How Groups and Nations Drive Each Other to Extremes (Paperback): Fathali M. Moghaddam Mutual Radicalization - How Groups and Nations Drive Each Other to Extremes (Paperback)
Fathali M. Moghaddam
R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 15 working days

Radicalization has become a serious global problem. Groups and nations are increasingly embroiled in escalating conflicts with one another that are defined by pathological hatred and ideological polarization, with devastating consequences including terrorism and war. Social psychologist Fathali M. Moghaddam calls this process mutual radicalization. In this groundbreaking book, he explores its causes and potential solutions. Drawing from well-established psychological principles, Moghaddam presents a dynamic, cyclical three-stage model of mutual radicalization that explains how groups gather under extremist ideologies, establish rigid norms under authoritarian leadership, and develop antagonistic worldviews that exaggerate the threats posed by each other. This process leads to intensifying aggressive actions that can even reach the point of mutual destruction. Moghaddam applies his model to ten real-world case studies of mutual radicalization that focus on three main areas: the conflict between Islamist radicals and extreme nationalists in the West; nations that are mired in longstanding hostilities, including North Korea and South Korea; and the increasingly toxic atmosphere in American politics. Moghaddam also offers practical solutions for achieving deradicalization and highlights historical successes, such as German reunification.

Hizmet in Africa - The Activities and Significance of the Gu Len Movement (Hardcover): David Shinn Hizmet in Africa - The Activities and Significance of the Gu Len Movement (Hardcover)
David Shinn
R1,020 Discovery Miles 10 200 15 working days
Talking Tolerance - Reflections on Religion in a Free Society (Paperback): Jill Carroll Talking Tolerance - Reflections on Religion in a Free Society (Paperback)
Jill Carroll
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 15 working days
Unholy Land - In Search of Hope in Israel/Palestine (Paperback): Witt Raczka Unholy Land - In Search of Hope in Israel/Palestine (Paperback)
Witt Raczka
R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Traveling major highways and secondary roads, walking unpaved paths, the author recites contradictions of the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, the Holy Land. Here, religion uneasily confronts politics and democracy, sublime nature undergoes militarization, and hospitality and empathy mix with brutality, hatred and violence. Everything becomes security: not just borders and relations with the neighbors, but also water and archaeological evidence, demography and voting Arabs. Control of holy sites, perception of illegal immigrants, separate highway networks and built-up hilltops are all viewed through the prism of threat and security. Threats proliferate, be they real or imaginary, spontaneous or politically-driven. Whether in Jerusalem, the "city of the world", or in small towns, tensions are palpable between Israel's radical Jews and its Arab residents. Even within the Jewish community itself, increasingly nationalistic, animosities between ultra-Orthodox and more secular inhabitants are on the rise. Christians also feel under attack, as do moderate Palestinians from their Islamized brethren. In the occupied West Bank, Palestinian villagers confront radical settlers, often protected by Israeli soldiers, while in the isolated Gaza, Hamas imposes ever stricter rules upon its people. Not surprisingly, the Holy Land has become aplenty with both mental and physical barriers, with walls, checkpoints, no-go and firing zones. Will rage and fear, sorrow and despair eventually trump hope? Although glimmers of hope exist-new water technology, Tel Aviv's culture of tolerance, more pressures from the international community-the author remains more pessimistic than ever, as reflected in the book's title.

Hitler's Religion - The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich (Hardcover): Richard Weikart Hitler's Religion - The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich (Hardcover)
Richard Weikart
R584 R524 Discovery Miles 5 240 Save R60 (10%) 15 working days

For a man whom history can never forget, Adolf Hitler remains a persistent mystery on one front his religious faith. Atheists tend to insist Hitler was a devout Christian. Christians counter that he was an atheist. And still others suggest that he was a practicing member of the occult. None of these theories are true, says historian Richard Weikart. Delving more deeply into the question of Hitler's religious faith than any researcher to date, Weikart reveals the startling and fascinating truth about the most hated man of the 20th century: Adolf Hitler was a pantheist who believed nature was God. In Hitler's Religion, Weikart explains how the laws of nature became Hitler's only moral guide how he became convinced he would serve God by annihilating supposedly "inferior" human beings and promoting the welfare and reproduction of the allegedly superior Aryans in accordance with racist forms of Darwinism prevalent at the time.

Hatred - Islam's War on Christianity (Paperback): Michael Coren Hatred - Islam's War on Christianity (Paperback)
Michael Coren
R382 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R87 (23%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days
Antisemitism Today and Tomorrow - Global Perspectives on the Many Faces of Contemporary Antisemitism (Hardcover): Mikael... Antisemitism Today and Tomorrow - Global Perspectives on the Many Faces of Contemporary Antisemitism (Hardcover)
Mikael Shainkman
R2,278 Discovery Miles 22 780 15 working days

This book illustrates the two clear trends in antisemitism today: "old" antisemitism, based in religious and racist prejudices, which has largely disappeared from public discourse in the West after the defeat of Nazi Germany, but has resurfaced in the last quarter-century in the face of right wing frustration of weakening nation states in a globalized world; and "new" antisemitism, or the antisemitic narrativization of Israel, which is most commonly found on the Left, in the Muslim world, and in the post-colonial discourse. This collection of essays analyzes both old and new antisemitisms, in order to understand their place in the world of today and tomorrow.

Martyr (Paperback): Thomas Lee Howell Martyr (Paperback)
Thomas Lee Howell
R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 15 working days
Fundamentalisms - Threats and Ideologies in the Modern World (Hardcover): James D.G. Dunn Fundamentalisms - Threats and Ideologies in the Modern World (Hardcover)
James D.G. Dunn
R2,156 Discovery Miles 21 560 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

What is fundamentalism and what does it really amount to? How do uncompromising counter-cultural movements make ordinary people behave in extraordinary ways? Arguing that an adherence to scriptural literalism and biblical inerrancy is at root a reaction to modernism, these are among the key questions with which this timely book grapples. But it goes further. Other studies have concentrated above all on Christian and Islamic fundamentalism. This volume, while exploring the origins and articulations of the fundamentalist mindset, addresses the subject from the comparative perspective of different religions, including Judaism and Hinduism. It is innovative in yet another respect. Contending that notions of certainty and infallibility are not just a religious phenomenon, the book argues that fundamentalism can be detected also in science when scientists use scientific authority to pronounce on areas outside their competence. With contributors who include Karen Armstrong, Diarmaid MacCulloch, Malise Ruthven and Ed Husain, this is a bold and incisive assessment of a crucial yet often oversimplified topic.

Muslim and Catholic Responses to HIV and AIDS in Kenya (Hardcover): Timothy James Carey Muslim and Catholic Responses to HIV and AIDS in Kenya (Hardcover)
Timothy James Carey
R1,505 Discovery Miles 15 050 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

In the capital city of Nairobi, Kenya, African Catholic and Sunni Muslim leaders addressing HIV and AIDS are faced with a unique challenge. On the one hand, they are called to attend to the spiritual wellbeing of the infected individual; on the other hand, they are increasingly charged with serving as the stewards of the physical bodies of those negatively affected by such a physiologically debilitating and social stigmatized disease through certain identifiable interreligious traditions common to both faiths. This book explores this development firsthand. While conducting fieldwork in Nairobi, Carey interviewed Muslim and Catholic leaders working in three areas-HIV and AIDS prevention, education, and destigmatization. These recorded observations and accounts help to illustrate that religious officials from within African Catholicism and Sunni Islam are attempting to provide the common inter-religious traditions of mercy, hospitality, and justice in a holistic manner for those living with the virus in the city. The research that produced this book involved six weeks of fieldwork during the summer of 2014 to help fill in the interstices between anthropological, sociological, and ethnographic accounts provided by other leading academics in their respective fields. It presumed that religious traditions in Kenya exhibit a susceptibility to culture and context and a practical openness to its social environment which then affords this particular work a unique theological perspective in its attempt to identify and analyze patterns of social behavior and religious organization.

The Worldwide Persecution of Christians (Paperback): House of Representatives The Worldwide Persecution of Christians (Paperback)
House of Representatives
R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 15 working days
Blasphemy - The Selected Works of a Blaspheming Atheist (Paperback): Michaela Sherlock Blasphemy - The Selected Works of a Blaspheming Atheist (Paperback)
Michaela Sherlock
R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 15 working days
Foxe's Book of Martyrs (Hardcover): John Foxe Foxe's Book of Martyrs (Hardcover)
John Foxe
R734 Discovery Miles 7 340 15 working days
I, Andrew (Paperback): Margareth Ralph I, Andrew (Paperback)
Margareth Ralph
R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 15 working days
Anti-christianism in Europe (Paperback): Rev Francis a Cunningham Anti-christianism in Europe (Paperback)
Rev Francis a Cunningham
R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 15 working days
Hizmet in Africa - The Activities and Significance of the Gu Len Movement (Paperback): David Shinn Hizmet in Africa - The Activities and Significance of the Gu Len Movement (Paperback)
David Shinn
R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 15 working days
From Genesis To Destiny (Paperback): Gladwin B Williams From Genesis To Destiny (Paperback)
Gladwin B Williams
R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 15 working days
Plight of Religious Minorities in India (Paperback): Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Plight of Religious Minorities in India (Paperback)
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 15 working days
Sons Of Abraham (Paperback): Marc Schneier, Imam Shamsi Ali Sons Of Abraham (Paperback)
Marc Schneier, Imam Shamsi Ali
R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 15 working days

A prominent rabbi and imam, each raised in orthodoxy, overcome the temptations of bigotry and work to bridge the chasm between Muslims and Jews
Rabbi Marc Schneier, the eighteenth generation of a distinguished rabbinical dynasty, grew up deeply suspicious of Muslims, believing them all to be anti-Semitic. Imam Shamsi Ali, who grew up in a small Indonesian village and studied in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, believed that all Jews wanted to destroy Muslims. Coming from positions of mutual mistrust, it seems unthinkable that these orthodox religious leaders would ever see eye to eye. Yet in the aftermath of 9/11, amid increasing acrimony between Jews and Muslims, the two men overcame their prejudices and bonded over a shared belief in the importance of opening up a dialogue and finding mutual respect. In doing so, they became not only friends but also defenders of each other's religion, denouncing the twin threats of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia and promoting interfaith cooperation.
In "Sons of Abraham," Rabbi Schneier and Imam Ali tell the story of how they became friends and offer a candid look at the contentious theological and political issues that frequently divide Jews and Muslims, clarifying erroneous ideas that extremists in each religion use to justify harmful behavior. Rabbi Schneier dispels misconceptions about chosenness in Judaism, while Imam Ali explains the truth behind concepts like jihad and Shari'a. And on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the two speak forthrightly on the importance of having a civil discussion and the urgency of reaching a peaceful solution.
As Rabbi Schneier and Imam Ali show, by reaching a fuller understanding of one another's faith traditions, Jews and Muslims can realize that they are actually more united than divided in their core beliefs. Both traditions promote kindness, service, and responsibility for the less fortunate--and both religions call on their members to extend compassion to those outside the faith. In this sorely needed book, Rabbi Schneier and Imam Ali challenge Jews and Muslims to step out of their comfort zones, find common ground in their shared Abrahamic traditions, and stand together and fight for a better world for all.

The GAMES of FAITH (Paperback): Drul L Murray The GAMES of FAITH (Paperback)
Drul L Murray
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 15 working days
They're Gone! (Paperback): Doctor Cod They're Gone! (Paperback)
Doctor Cod
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 15 working days
The Challenge of Christianity in China (Paperback): Bishop Raymond Allan Johnson The Challenge of Christianity in China (Paperback)
Bishop Raymond Allan Johnson
R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 15 working days
Muslims in US Prisons - People, Policy, Practice (Hardcover): Nawal H. Ammar Muslims in US Prisons - People, Policy, Practice (Hardcover)
Nawal H. Ammar
R1,880 Discovery Miles 18 800 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

How realistic are media portrayals of radical, "homegrown" Islamic terrorists filling US prisons? With prisons a fertile recruiting ground for Islam, what impact does the religion have on life behind bars? Muslims in US Prisons systematically explores the cultural, legal, political, and religious issues shaping the Muslim prison experience. The authors probe the topic from the perspectives of both prisoners and the criminal justice system. In the process, they illuminate larger issues of race and imprisonment, inmate culture, and rehabilitation. The result is a revealing look at an often sensationalized but understudied population.

Healing in the Homeland - Haitian Vodou Tradition (Paperback): Margaret Mitchell Armand Healing in the Homeland - Haitian Vodou Tradition (Paperback)
Margaret Mitchell Armand
R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Margaret Mitchell Armand presents a cutting edge interdisciplinary terrain inside an indigenous exploration of her homeland. Her contribution to the historiography of Haitian Vodou demonstrates the struggle for its recognition in Haiti's post-independence phase as well as its continued misunderstanding. Through a methodological, original study of the colonial culture of slavery and its dehumanization, Healing in the Homeland: Haitian Vodou Traditions examines the sociocultural and economic oppression stemming from the local and international derived politics and religious economic oppression. While concentrating the narratives on stories of indigenous elites educated in the western traditions, Armand moves pass the variables of race to locate the historical conjuncture at the root of the persistent Haitian national division. Supported by scholarships of indigenous studies and current analysis, she elucidates how a false consciousness can be overcome to reclaim cultural identity and pride, and include a sociocultural, national educational program, and political platform that embraces traditional needs in a global context of mutual respect. While shredding the western adages, and within an indigenous model of understanding, this book purposefully brings forth the struggle of the African people in Haiti.

Dimensions of Religious Controversies in Bollywood - An Analysis of PK and OMG- Oh My God ! (Paperback): Dajish John Dimensions of Religious Controversies in Bollywood - An Analysis of PK and OMG- Oh My God ! (Paperback)
Dajish John
R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 15 working days
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