Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence, and Peacemaking by Marc Gopin
English | July 20, 2000 | ISBN: 0195157257, 019513432X | 320 Pages | PDF | 18 MB
Recent years have seen a meteoric rise in the power and importance of organized religion in many parts of the world. At the same time, there has been a significant increase in violence perpetrated in the name of religion. While much has been written on the relationship between violence and religious militancy, history shows that religious people have also played a critical role in peacemaking within numerous cultures. In the new century, will religion bring upon further catastrophes? Or will it provide human civilization with methods of care, healing, and the creation of peaceful and just societies?