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Checkpoint, Temple, Church and Mosque free pdf Is religion best seen as only a cause of war, or is it a source of comfort for those caught up in conflict? Checkpoint, Temple, Church and Mosque is based on fieldwork in Sri Lanka's most religiously diverse and politically troubled region in the closing years of the civil war. It provides a series of new and provocative arguments about the promise of a religiously based civil society, and the strengths and weaknesses of religious organisations and religious leaders in conflict mediation. It argues that for people trapped in long and violent conflicts, religion plays a contradictory role, often acting as a comforting and stabilising force but also, in certain situations, acting as a source of new conflict. Additionally, war itself can lead to profound changes in religious institutions: Catholic priests engage with Buddhist monks and new Muslim leaders, while Hindu temples and Pentecostal churches offer the promise of healing. This book will provoke new debate about the role of religious organisations and leaders in situations of extreme conflict and will be of great interest to students of anthropology, development studies, religious studies and peace/conflict studies.

About Jonathan Spencer

Jonathan Spencer is Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society at the University of Edinburgh. Jonathan Goodhand is Professor of Development Studies at the University of Melbourne and Professor in Conflict and Development Studies at SOAS, University of London. Shahul Hasbullah is Professor of Geography at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Bart Klem is Lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Melbourne. Benedikt Korf is Professor of Geography at the University of Zurich. Kalinga Tudor Silva is Professor of Sociology at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

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Author : Jonathan Spencer
Publisher : Pluto Press
Data Published : 16 December 2014
ISBN : 074533122X
EAN : 9780745331225
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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