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Religion, Intolerance, and Conflict: A Scientific and Conceptual Investigation

Steve Clarke, Russell Powell, and Julian Savulescu

Abstract

The relationship between religion, intolerance, and conflict has been the subject of intense discussion, particularly in the wake of the events of 9-11 and the ongoing threat of terrorism. The chapters in this book investigate the following themes: the role of religion in promoting social cohesion and the conditions under which it will tend to do so; the role of religion in enabling and exacerbating conflict between different social groups and the conditions under which it will tend to do so; and the policy responses that we may be able to develop to ameliorate violent conflict and the limits ... More

Keywords: religion, intolerance, conflict, 9-11, terrorism, social cohesion, policy responses, social groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199640911
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640911.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Clarke, editor
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Australia and Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford.

Russell Powell, editor
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Boston University

Julian Savulescu, editor
Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

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