Religion and Violence

Muslim and Christian Theological and Pedagogical Reflections

  • Ednan Aslan
  • Marcia Hermansen

Part of the Wiener Beiträge zur Islamforschung book series (WSI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Religion and Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. R. Ruard Ganzevoort
      Pages 17-29
    3. Ferid Muhic
      Pages 31-40
    4. Wolfgang Palaver
      Pages 41-54
    5. Emil Bjørn Hilton Saggau
      Pages 73-91
  3. Islam and Violence

  4. Religious Educationand the Challenge of Violence

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-269

About this book


In this volume, the authors attempt to speak freely about the potential in religions both for violence and peace. I am confident that many impulses from this work will also impact the direction of churches and other religious communities, such that religions, all together, will try to mobilize the members of their communities to actively contribute to world peace. In this way, religions will be perceived as part of the solution for world peace, enabling them to move beyond the stigma of their damaged reputations.

Religion and Violence • Islam and Violence • Religious Education and the Challenge of Violence

The Editors
Ednan Aslan is the Chair of Islamic Theological studies at the University of Vienna where he is a Professor for Islamic Education. 
Marcia Hermansen is Director of Islamic World Studies at Loyola University Chicago where she is a Professor in the Theology Department.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Ednan Aslan
    • 1
  • Marcia Hermansen
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Islamische StudienUniversität WienWienAustria
  2. 2.Loyola University Chicago ChicagoUSA

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