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PRODUCT TITLE FAITH IN AN AGE OF TERROR
ISBN NUMBER 9789814807074
CATEGORY TYPE ASIAN AUTHOR
AUTHOR/EDITOR QUEK TZE MING / PHILIP SATTERTHWAITE
PUBLISHER ARMOUR
PRODUCT Type. Books
Summary A ground-breaking book featuring 9 well-respected scholars on Terrorism and Christianity.
FORMAT SOFTCOVER
SELLING PRICE $20.00*
*price before member's discount

DESCRIPTION

The attacks on the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001; the subsequent 'War on Terror'; the attacks on civilians both in Europe and in the Middle East; the rise of ISIS. These events have made the issue of terrorism impossible to ignore. In particular, attention has been drawn to the link between terrorism and religious belief, as both those responsible for terrorist acts and those who launch counter-terrorist actions justify what they do by appealing to religious teachings.

How are people of faith to understand all this? How should we respond?

The nine essays in this multi-disciplinary volume focus on these urgent and difficult issues, drawing on insights from the fields of the social sciences, biblical studies, pastoral theology, inter-religious dialogue and public theology.

Questions addressed include: What are the roots of violent human behaviour? Why does religious fundamentalism have violent potentials? What do the Bible and the Quran each say about religious violence? How should inter-religious dialogue be pursued, and what are the appropriate ways for religious believers to commend their faith to those who do not share it?

The essays raise questions and challenge the ways in which believers have traditionally done things. They should be read, not as providing final answers to the questions raised, but as a spur to further reflection, prayer and action.