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Peace and reconciliation : in search of shared identity /
edited by Sebastian C. H. Kim, Pauline Kollontai and Greg Hoyland.
imprint
London : Routledge, 2016.
description
ix, 205 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0754664619 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780754664611 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
London : Routledge, 2016.
isbn
0754664619 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780754664611 (hardcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
11390558
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Excerpts
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Establishing a shared identity is an important part of any process of peace and reconciliation. This book discusses issues of and theories of identity formation that can be implemented for peace and reconciliation from the perspectives of theology and religious studies, whilst interacting with politics, socio-cultural studies and economics.
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The contributors to this volume examines the issues and theories of peace and reconciliation with special emphasis on the theme of shared identity, which is an important part of any process of reconciliation. The book is the result of a conference on peace and reconciliation held at York St John Univeristy in 2006.
Main Description
Establishing a shared identity is an important part of any process of peace and reconciliation. This book discusses issues and theories of identity formation that can be implemented for peace and reconciliation from the perspectives of theology and religious studies, whilst interacting with politics, socio-cultural studies and economics. By focusing on the theme of peace and reconciliation, and employing an interdisciplinary approach, this volume will make a significant contribution to the discussion of the situation of the Korean peninsula, and wider global contexts. The volume explores theoretical issues such as political and economic implications of reconciliation; interfaith and biblical perspectives; and the role of religion in peace making. Furthermore the contributors examine practical implications of the theme in the contexts of Germany, Northern Ireland, South Africa, India, East Asia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Korean peninsula. The book offers invaluable insights for policy-makers, academics, and lay leaders, besides being an important tool for researchers and students of theology, religion, sociology, politics and history.
Long Description
Establishing a shared identity is an important part of any process of peace and reconciliation. This book discusses issues of and theories of identity formation that can be implemented for peace and reconciliation from the perspectives of theology and religious studies, whilst interacting with politics, socio-cultural studies and economics. By focusing on the theme of peace and reconciliation, and employing an interdisciplinary approach, this volume will make a significant contribution to the discussion of the situation of the Korean peninsula, and wider global contexts.The volume explores theoretical issues such as political and economic implications of reconciliation; interfaith and biblical perspectives; and the role of religion in peace making. Furthermore the contributors examine practical implications of the theme in the contexts of Germany, Northern Ireland, South Africa, India, East Asia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Korean peninsula. The book offers invaluable insights for policy-makers, academics, and lay leaders, besides being an important tool for researchers and students of theology, religion, sociology, politics and history.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Sebastian C.H. Kim
Establishing a shared identity: the role of the healing of memories and of narrative
What does common identity cost? Some German experiences and provocative questions
Truth and reconciliation: and interfaith perspective from India
Peace and reconciliation: Biblical themes in the East Asian context
Religion as a tool for waging peace: theoretical perspectives in the context of Bosnia-Herzogovina
Embracing a threatening other: identity and reconciliation in Northern Ireland
Towards reconciliation and justice in South Africa: can church unity make a difference?
Korean War: the origin of the axis of evil in the Korean peninsula
Towards peace and reconciliation between South and North Korean churches: contextual analysis of the 2 churches
Strategies for peace and reunification in Korea
Reconciliation possible? The churches' efforts toward the peace and reunification of North and South Korea
Appendices
Index
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