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Descripción de editorial

This is the first book to examine war and violence in Sri Lanka through the lens of cross-cultural studies on just-war tradition and theory. In a study that is textual, historical and anthropological, it is argued that the ongoing Sinhala-Tamil conflict is in actual practice often justified by a resort to religious stories that allow for war when Buddhism is in peril. Though Buddhism is commonly assumed to be a religion that never allows for war, this study suggests otherwise, thereby bringing Buddhism into the ethical dialogue on religion and war. Without a realistic consideration of just-war thinking in contemporary Sri Lanka, it will remain impossible to understand the power of religion there to create both peace and war.

GÉNERO
Historia
PUBLICADO
2005
julio 26
LENGUAJE
EN
Inglés
EXTENSIÓN
232
Páginas
EDITORIAL
Taylor and Francis
VENDEDOR
Taylor & Francis Group
TAMAÑO
827.9
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