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Not in God's Name : Confronting Religious Violence - Jonathan Sacks

Not in God's Name

Confronting Religious Violence

Paperback Published: 12th July 2016
ISBN: 9781473616530
Number Of Pages: 320

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In this powerful and timely book Jonathan Sacks tackles the thorny issue of violence committed in the name of God - and draws on arguments from science, philosophy and many other disciplines to show how religion, rightly understood, is hardwired to be part of the solution, not just the problem.

Despite predictions of continuing secularisation, the twenty-first century has witnessed a surge of religious extremism and violence in the name of God.

In this powerful and timely book, Jonathan Sacks explores the roots of violence and its relationship to religion, focusing on the historic tensions between the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Drawing on arguments from evolutionary psychology, game theory, history, philosophy, ethics and theology, Sacks shows how a tendency to violence can subvert even the most compassionate of religions. Through a close reading of key biblical texts at the heart of the Abrahamic faiths, Sacks then challenges those who claim that religion is intrinsically a cause of violence, and argues that theology must become part of the solution if it is not to remain at the heart of the problem.

This book is a rebuke to all those who kill in the name of the God of life, wage war in the name of the God of peace, hate in the name of the God of love, and practise cruelty in the name of the God of compassion.

For the sake of humanity and the free world, the time has come for people of all faiths and none to stand together and declare: Not In God's Name.

About the Author

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is a global religious leader, philosopher, the author of more than twenty-five books, and a moral voice for our time. Described by H.R.H The Prince of Wales as 'a light unto this nation', he is a frequent and respected contributor to radio, television and the press both in Britian and around the world.

Admired by non-Jews as much as Jews, by secular as well as religious thinkers, and equally at home in the university and the yeshiva, Rabbi Sacks served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 until 2013. He read Philosophy at Cambridge before pursuing postgraduate studies at New College, Oxford and King's College, London.

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One of the greatest thinkers of our time - The Times

Britain's most authentically prophetic voice - The Daily Telegraph

Jonathan Sacks's voice carries unique moral authority far beyond the Jewish community - The Tablet

ISBN: 9781473616530
ISBN-10: 1473616530
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 12th July 2016
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1

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