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Religious hatred, prejudice, islamophobia and antisemitism in global context, Paul Hedges

Religious hatred, prejudice, islamophobia and antisemitism in global context, Paul Hedges
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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non fiction
Main title
Religious hatred
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Paul Hedges
Sub title
prejudice, islamophobia and antisemitism in global context
"Why does religion inspire hatred? Why do people in one religion sometimes hate people of another religion, and also why do some religions inspire hatred from others? This book shows how scholarly studies of prejudice, identity formation, and genocide studies can shed light on global examples of religious hatred. The book is divided into four parts, focusing respectively on the theory, historical context, contemporary Western hatreds, and prejudices beyond the West. Each part ends with a special focus section. The book focuses on Antisemitism and Islamophobia, both in the West and beyond, including examples of prejudices and hatred in Hinduism and Buddhism. Drawing on examples from Europe, North America, MENA, South and Southeast Asia, and Africa, Paul Hedges points to common patterns, while identifying the specifics of local context. Religious Hatred is an essential guide for understanding the historical origins of religious hatred, the manifestations of this hatred across diverse religious and cultural contexts, and the strategies employed by activists and peacemakers to overcome this hatred"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Part 1: Why do we Hate? -- Chapter 1: Race, Religion, Rhetoric: Theories of Prejudice and Othering -- Chapter 2: The Hatred unto Death: When Prejudice Becomes Killing and Genocide Special Focus: What is Religious Hatred? Part 2: Bridges from the Past -- Chapter 3: The Oldest Prejudice? Christian Anti-Semitism from the Gospels to Luther -- Chapter 4: Kafir and Turks: Christians and Muslims through History -- Chapter 5: Enlightenment, Citizenship, and Race: The Modern Hatred of Jews, Muslims and People of Colour Special Focus: Why did the Holocaust happen? Part 3: Contemporary Western Hatreds -- Chapter 6: The West's Eternal Jewish Question? Politics, Anti-Semitism, and Holocaust Denial -- Chapter 7: ?Why do they hate us?? and Why do we hate them? Contemporary Western Islamophobias Special Focus: Are Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia Connected? Part 4: Prejudice Beyond the West -- Chapter 8: From People of the Book to Enemies of Islam: Islamic Anti-Semitism and Palestine-Israel -- Chapter 9: Killing for the Buddha: Islamophobia in the Buddhist World -- Chapter 10: Hindus and the Fatherland: Hindutva as Hatred Special Focus: Can we Regulate Against Religious Hatred? -- Epilogue: The Good News: Dialogue, Civil Rights, and Peacebuilding -- Bibliography -- Index
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