Perspectives on Nonviolence

Third, the scale discriminated between groups known tovary intheir use and endorsement of nonviolence. ... and tolerance ofdifferent views, issues,and peoples, andbecause our culture normally emphasizes the inhibition ofviolence, ...

Author: V.K. Kool

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461244585

Category: Psychology

Page: 284

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Paddock has referred to societies as "anti-violent" that Inhibit the expressIon of aggresSion. In his book Violence and Aggression, KE. Moyer nas made a brief but interesting comparison of several violent and nonviolent cultures. Whereas studies of violence have ranged from genetic, cultural to Situation effects, and have been pursued through empirical and nonempirical methods over the past several decades, nonviolence did not become a favorite area of study among social scientists. Although it is impossible to make a complete list of the various reasons for the lack of interest among social scientists on this subject, it is generally believed that a lack of understanding of the concept and a failure to either develop or apply adequate methods are to Olame. Therefore we are not surprized that nonviolence has remained, by and large, a favorite topic among religious thinkers and leaders only. A good example of how people have difficulty understanding the concept of nonviolence came to me when I delivered a lecture to a group of political science students several years ago. I experienced similar problems when I spoke to the history and political science professors. Subsequent dialogues with faculty members in other disciplines convinced me that our perspectives on nonVIolence were not commonly clear to all of us. or course, most of us did agree on one thing--that Is, there Is a distinct difference separating Eastern from Western views of nonviolence.

A Constructively Critical Conversation between Nonviolent and Substitutionary Perspectives on Atonement

Thus the Giradian perspective reaches the non-biblical conclusion that God decisively reveals divine nonviolence through the human violence of the crucifixion. God intends to enlighten human ignorance regarding his true self in the Old ...

Author: Hojin Ahn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666731415

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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In the contemporary theological world, traditional substitutionary accounts of Christ’s atoning work have increasingly come under criticism for what is said to be their propensity for encouraging violence by a variety of theologians such as feminists, pacifists, and Girardians. Cur deus homo?, the question about God’s sovereign purpose in Christ’s atoning work, is radically transposed into “who killed Jesus?” which is a provocative inquiry into the ethical issues surrounding divine violence from the nonviolent perspective of atonement. Nonetheless, in this monograph, contrary to their nonviolent intention, you will witness that Brock, Schwager, and Weaver violently damage a “holistic” dimension of atonement event under the human cause of the victim Jesus’ crucifixion by evil. By contrast, you will hear the harmonized voices of Anselm, Calvin, and Barth, who adamantly proclaim the incarnated Son of God’s sovereignty in his self-giving death for our salvation. Furthermore, it is through the theological conversation between the opposite camps that you will realize how the anthropological motifs of healing, scapegoat mechanism, and nonviolence are to be constructively engaged with the Christological-cultic context of an evangelical doctrine of substitution. You will encounter the crux of Christ’s saving death for us.


The book is about how this idea of nonviolence overtook him to the point that he devoted the rest of his life to the teachings of nonviolence. He was already an elderly man when he wrote the book. When Iwas a teenager, the practices of ...

Author: Rev. John-Brian Paprock


ISBN: 9781105361425

Category: Religion

Page: 75

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NON-VIOLENCE: A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE is a transcription of a workshop led by Rev. John-Brian Paprock March 21, 2009 at the Joyful Path Buddhist Center in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. Joyful Path entered into a yearlong examination of non-violence from a variety of religious perspectives. This was originally published in "Neighbors, Strangers and Everyone Else," a 2009 book by Rev. John-Brian Paprock which includes essays about Orthodox Christian spirituality, interfaith activities, and the public square. This separate book has been made is available due to its special message of hope in a violent world.


Distributive justice : A social psychological perspective . ... A study toward validation of the scale measuring Gandhian ( nonviolent ) personality . ... In V.K. Kool ( Ed . ) , Perspectives on nonviolence .

Author: Vinod K. Kool

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UCSC:32106016538065

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

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Several well known scholars present social and psychological perspectives on nonviolence. Contents: Toward a Theory of the Psychology of Nonviolence, V.K. Kool; Psychological Obstacles to Peace, Michael Wessells; Nuclear War Fears Across the Life Cycle, Stephen McConnell, Barry Duncan, Debra Merrifield; What Moves the Peace Movement: Psychosocial Factors in Historical Perspective, Milton Schwebel; The Differential Psychological Effects of Positive and Negative Approaches to Peace, Richard V. Wagner; Moral Exclusion and Nonviolence: The Japanese American Internment, Donna Nagata; A Social Psychology of Rules of War, Jeffrey Mann; Children as Peacemakers, Jill Alexander, Stephen McConnell; Resiliency and its Relationship to Productivity and Nonviolence, Joanne Joseph; Transforming Myths of War to Create a Legacy of Peace, Michael Britton; Nonviolence: An Empirical Study in India, Manisha Sen; Peace Psychology, Herbert Blumberg; Gandhi's Concept of Love, Ian M. Harris; Nonviolence in the 21st Century, Kenneth E. Boulding; Feminist Debates about Nonviolence, Lynn M. Woehrle; The Center for Nonviolence, Richard L. Johnson; Protective Accompaniment, Patrick G. Coy; Hannah Arendt on Nonviolence and Political Action, Gail M. Presbey; Teaching Human Rights in the Social Sciences, Joseph Wronka; and Exercises in Nonviolent Action, Theodore Herman.

An Islamic Jihad of Nonviolence

Positive Action's First Step: Forming Positive Perspectives The basis of Nursi's method of nonviolent positive action is prevention. Throughout his Risale, his purpose is to form Islamic—that is, faithful— minds and hearts.

Author: Salih Sayilgan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532657559

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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Today Islam is often associated with violence, more so than other world religions. In the center of this reception of Islam is the concept of jihad, which has been distorted by many. On the one hand, there are some Muslims who take jihad as a reference point for their violent crimes against innocent people. On the other hand, the concept is intentionally used to promote fear against Islam and its adherents. This study challenges these presentations of jihad by exploring the late Muslim theologian Said Nursi’s jihad of nonviolence. The book shows how Nursi’s teaching concerning nonviolent struggle, reconciliation, and religious tolerance has much in common with Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, as well as Martin Luther King Jr.

Perspectives on Pacifism

Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Views on Nonviolence and International Conflict David R. Smock, United States Institute of Peace. nonviolence as an indispensable strategic tool and one consistent with Christian principles , but his belief ...

Author: David R. Smock

Publisher: United States Inst of Peace Press

ISBN: UVA:X002653625

Category: Political Science

Page: 74

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1 Introduction (starting p. 3) / David Little -- 2 Nonviolence and Pacifism within Christian Thought (starting p. 11) -- 3 Jewish Perspectives (starting p. 21) -- 4 An Islamic Perspective (starting p. 29) -- 5 Comparison of Three Faith Traditions (starting p. 37) -- 6 Peaceforce: A Nonviolent Strategy for Intervention (starting p. 41) -- 7 How Can Nonviolence Address International Conflict? (starting p. 49) -- 8 Concluding Reflections (starting p. 61) -- Participant Biographies (starting p. 65) -- Notes (starting p. 73)

Exploring the Power of Nonviolence

about the ways in which they have utilized nonviolence in the quest for peace and justice? ... slips its untenable bonds and appears as a primary motivation for scholars and practitioners across an amazingly broad range of perspectives.

Author: Elavie Ndura

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815652533

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

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The new millennium finds humanity situated at critical crossroads. While there are many hopeful signs of cross-cultural engagement and democratic dialogue, it is equally the case that the challenges of warfare and injustice continue to plague nations and communities around the globe. Against this backdrop, there exists a powerful mechanism for transforming crises into opportunities: the philosophy and practice of nonviolence. The expert authors brought together in this volume collectively deploy the essential teachings of nonviolence across a spectrum of contemporary issues. From considering the principles of the French Revolution and encouraging peace through natural resource management to exploring multiculturism and teaching peace in the elementary classroom, this work is broad in scope yet detailed in its approach to the fundamental principles of nonviolence.

Advancing Nonviolent and Social Transformation

This book considers nonviolence in relationship to specific social, political, ecological and spiritual issues.

Author: Heather Eaton

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 1781794723


Page: 256

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Nonviolence is emerging as a topic of great interest in activist, academic and community settings. In particular, nonviolence is being recognized as a necessary component of constructive and sustainable social change. This book considers nonviolence in relationship to specific social, political, ecological and spiritual issues. Through case studies and examinations of social resistance, gender, the arts, and education, it provides specialists and non-specialists with a solid introduction to the importance and relevance of nonviolence in various contexts. Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation is organized into five sections. The first section is a set of essays on various historical and contemporary perspectives on nonviolence. The second section consists of essays on philosophical and theoretical explorations of the topic. The third and fourth sections expand the scope of nonviolence into the areas of thought and action, including Indigenous resistance, student protests, human trafficking, intimate partner violence and ecological issues. The final section takes nonviolence into the study of wonder, music, education and hope. The book will be useful to anyone working in the theories and practices of social change.

Peace Building by between and beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians

Nonviolent Islamic Perspective of Peace and War. In addition to the offensive and defensive perspectives, nonviolent perspective is also an authentic tradition rooted in the Qur'an, Sunna, and Hadith. "From the nonviolence perspective, ...

Author: Mohammed Abu-Nimer

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739135235

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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This timely work addresses sensitive issues and relations between Muslims and Christians around the world. The book uniquely captures the opportunity for Christians and Muslims to come together and discuss pertinent issues such as pluralism, governance, preaching, Christian missionary efforts, and general misperceptions of Muslim and Christian communities. Joint authorship and discussion within the book is used to offer dialogue and responses between different contributors. This dialogue reveals that Christians and Muslims hold many things in common while having meaningful differences. It also shows the value of honestly sharing convictions while respecting and hearing the beliefs of another.