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When Religion Becomes Evil

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A leading religion and Middle East expert presents this much-needed look at the warning signs of corruption in each of the major religious traditions (Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist) that lead to evil and violence in the world. This...


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A leading religion and Middle East expert presents this much-needed look at the warning signs of corruption in each of the major religious traditions (Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist) that lead to evil and violence in the world. This guide will be published on the one-year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy.
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A leading religion and midEast expert presents a muchneeded analysis of the factors of corruption in religion that lead to evil and violence in the world. Working across traditions and through history, he shows how all religious traditions are susceptible to five basic corruptions and why only authentic faith can prevent such evil. Religious persuasions are indisputably central factors in the escalation of evil and violence on the global scene? ?d hence a growing subject of popular concern and debate. Many argue that religion is the chief source of problems in the world today. Central to this debate is the need to distinguish between "corrupt" forms of religious expression and the "authentic" forms that offer real correctives and solutions to this global threat. Religion and midEast politics expert Charles Kimball offers a timely examination of the nature and signs of religious evil. while outlining the correctives to these Examples include Muslims seeking an Islamic state, Jewish settlers and extremists in Israel and the Christian Reconstructionist movement in America.
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An expert on religion and the Middle East seeks to distinguish between "authentic" and "corrupt" forms of religious expression, identifying the ways in which the major religious traditions are vulnerable to corruption and how they can be corrected.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 184862
  • Product Code 0060506539
  • EAN 9780060506537
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harperone
  • Publication Date Sep 2002
  • Dimensions 218 x 148 x 25mm
  • Weight 0.450kg

Charles Kimball

Charles Kimball is a professor of comparative religion aý Charles Kimball is a professor of comparative religion at Wake Forest University. An ordained Baptist minister who rt Wake Forest University. An ordained Baptist minister who received his doctorate from Harvard University in comparativeeceived his doctorate from Harvard University in comparative religion with specialization in Islamic studies, Dr. Kimbal religion with specialization in Islamic studies, Dr. Kimball is the author of three books about religion in the Middle l is the author of three books about religion in the Middle Eas

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