Advertisement

Violence vs. Religion

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

Abstract

By demonstrating in his lifelong research that aggression is universally present and immanent in all forms of highly organized life, Nobel Prize winner Conrad Lorenz (1973) proved that the roots of violence are much older than the history of organized human society, or even of the human race, for that matter. As for human society, it is an undeniable fact that aggression, violence and warfare have always been a part of human existence, and key components of political life.

Keywords

Liberal Democracy Nobel Prize Winner Muslim Brotherhood Fundamentalist Movement Religious Tolerance 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Armstrong, K. (2000). The battle for god: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. New York: Knopf/Harper Collins.Google Scholar
  2. Armstrong, K. (2014). Fields of blood: Religion and the history of violence. London: Bodley Head.Google Scholar
  3. Asad, T. (2003). Formations of the secular: Christianity, Islam, modernity. Stanford: Stanford University Press.Google Scholar
  4. Dawkins, R. (2006). The God delusion. London: Bantam Books.Google Scholar
  5. Feldman, N. (2005). Divided by God. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.Google Scholar
  6. Harris, S. (2004). The end of faith: Religion, terror and the future of reason. New York: W. W. Norton.Google Scholar
  7. Harris, S. (2006). Letter to a Christian nation. Knopf: New York.Google Scholar
  8. Harris, S., & Nawaz, M. (2015). Islam and the future of tolerance. Harvard: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  9. Holyoake, G. J. (1898). The origin and nature of secularism. London: Watts & Co.Google Scholar
  10. Jacoby, S. (2004). Freethinkers: a history of American secularism. New York: Metropolitan Books.Google Scholar
  11. Kosmin, Barry A. & Keysar, A. (Eds.). (2007). Secularism and secularity: Contemporary international perspectives. Hartford, CT: Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture (ISSSC).Google Scholar
  12. Nash, D. (1992). Secularism, art and freedom. London: Continuum International.Google Scholar
  13. Smith, G. (2008). A short history of secularism. London: I.B. Tauris.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SkopjeMacedonia

Personalised recommendations