Visions of Peace

Visions of Peace

This book examines Western and Asian visions of peace that existed prior to c.1800 by bringing together experts from a variety of intellectual traditions.

Author: Vicki A. Spencer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317001324

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Visions of Peace: Asia and the West explores the diversity of past conceptualizations as well as the remarkable continuity in the hope for peace across global intellectual traditions. Current literature, prompted by September 11, predominantly focuses on the laws and ethics of just wars or modern ideals of peace. Asian and Western ideals of peace before the modern era have largely escaped scholarly attention. This book examines Western and Asian visions of peace that existed prior to c.1800 by bringing together experts from a variety of intellectual traditions. The historical survey ranges from ancient Greek thought, early Christianity and medieval scholasticism to Hinduism, classical Confucianism and Tokuguwa Japanese learning, before illuminating unfamiliar aspects of peace visions in the European Enlightenment. Each chapter offers a particular case study and attempts to rehabilitate a 'forgotten' conception of peace and reclaim its contemporary relevance. Collectively they provide the conceptual resources to inspire more creative thinking towards a new vision of peace in the present. Students and specialists in international relations, peace studies, history, political theory, philosophy, and religious studies will find this book a valuable resource on diverse conceptions of peace.
Categories: Political Science

Two Visions of Peace

Two Visions of Peace

Author: Thomas Mann (Schriftsteller)

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ISBN: OCLC:637454062

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Page: 4

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Visions of Peace and Tales of War

Visions of Peace and Tales of War

In this volume that contains the proceedings of a conference in Kerkrade (Netherlands) in July 2009, a whole series of war narratives has been analyzed, such as 1 Maccabees, Ben Sira, the Book of Judith, the Book of Chronicles, Esther.

Author: Jan Liesen

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110222779

Category: Religion

Page: 436

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In biblical as well as in non-biblical texts war is a widespread theme often embedded in a narrative framework. In this volume that contains the proceedings of a conference in Kerkrade (Netherlands) in July 2009, a whole series of war narratives has been analyzed, such as 1 Maccabees, Ben Sira, the Book of Judith, the Book of Chronicles, Esther. Special attention is paid to the Scrolls of War from Qumran, to the concepts of Holy War and Divine Warrior, to Josephus and to war and peace in the Book of Psalms. Visions of peace are discussed in contributions that give attention to the Idea of Peace in Antiquity, to peace in Jewish Prayer, to the collocation ‛covenant of peace', as well as to specific passages in the books of Micha and Isaiah, and in the Gospel of Matthew.
Categories: Religion

Bridge Or Barrier

Bridge Or Barrier

This volume analyses the role of religion in its current manifestations and provides alternative views of it.

Author: International Conference on Religion, Violence and Visions for Peace

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004804306

Category: Architecture

Page: 392

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The book discusses the transformative role of religion in situations of violent conflict. It considers both the constructive and destructive sides of religious belief and particularly explores ways in which religion(s) may contribute to transforming conflict into peace. This volume analyses the role of religion in its current manifestations and provides alternative views of it. It is concerned with the role of religion as a source of conflict that often takes violent forms, thus contributing significantly to current problems. Attention also focuses on questions of peace from the perspective of the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. A number of essays actualize a vision for peace based on religion and situate visions for peace in the wider context of human security. All chapters consider the policy implications of the theoretical and practical perspectives offered on questions of conflict and peace. The most important documents that have emerged from a variety of religious groups, notably those represented in the book, outlining their view on issues of peace and human rights are collected here, showing how religious believers have engaged with questions similar to those suggested by the principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Categories: Architecture

Visions of Peace

Visions of Peace

Second, one such political thinker who wrote on peace, the Florentine poet Dante Alighieri, considered the universal rule of the Roman Empire to be instrumental in realizing universal peace, although it is not clear whether his vision ...

Author: Vicki A. Spencer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317001331

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Visions of Peace: Asia and the West explores the diversity of past conceptualizations as well as the remarkable continuity in the hope for peace across global intellectual traditions. Current literature, prompted by September 11, predominantly focuses on the laws and ethics of just wars or modern ideals of peace. Asian and Western ideals of peace before the modern era have largely escaped scholarly attention. This book examines Western and Asian visions of peace that existed prior to c.1800 by bringing together experts from a variety of intellectual traditions. The historical survey ranges from ancient Greek thought, early Christianity and medieval scholasticism to Hinduism, classical Confucianism and Tokuguwa Japanese learning, before illuminating unfamiliar aspects of peace visions in the European Enlightenment. Each chapter offers a particular case study and attempts to rehabilitate a 'forgotten' conception of peace and reclaim its contemporary relevance. Collectively they provide the conceptual resources to inspire more creative thinking towards a new vision of peace in the present. Students and specialists in international relations, peace studies, history, political theory, philosophy, and religious studies will find this book a valuable resource on diverse conceptions of peace.
Categories: Political Science

Visions of Peace of Professional Peace Workers

Visions of Peace of Professional Peace Workers

The second major difference between the liberal peace and the military vision on statebuilding is that military officers tend to stress the role of individual agency, rather than the necessity of building institutions.

Author: Gijsbert M. van Iterson Scholten

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030279752

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

View: 936

This book explores the meaning of peace according to (some of) the people who make it. Based on some 200 interviews, it empirically studies the visions of peace that professional peaceworkers from the Netherlands, Lebanon and Mindanao (Philippines) are working on. As such, it seeks to add a strong empirical element to the debate on liberal peacebuilding. The main argument of the book is that amongst practitioners, there is no liberal peace consensus at all. Rather, peace professionals work on a distinct set of peaces, that differ along four dimensions. In five case study chapters, the operational visions of peace held by Dutch military officers, diplomats and civil society peace workers, as well as civil society peace workers from Lebanon and the Philippines are explored and compared to each other. Differences are observed along both geographical and professional lines, but also within each group.
Categories: Political Science

Between Specters of War and Visions of Peace

Between Specters of War and Visions of Peace

This is the vision of society imaged in the provocative frontispiece of the Head edition (1651) of Leviathan,51 where a peaceful and civilized town and country landscape is supervised by a crowned sovereign whose body is composed of his ...

Author: Gerald M. Mara

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190903923

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, recurring political violence at both state and non-state levels has eroded confidence in the progressively peaceful character of international relations, and has unsettled the parameters of political thought. Frames of peace and frames of war have, throughout Western thought, colored the questions that we ask about politics, the descriptions of the pragmatic and moral alternatives that we face, and the ideas and metaphors that we use at any given moment. These frames, as this book argues, also obscure too much of political life. Gerald M. Mara proposes, instead, a political philosophy that takes both war and peace seriously, and a style of theory committed to questioning rather than closure. He challenges two powerful currents in contemporary political philosophy: the verdict that "premodern" or "metaphysical" texts cannot speak to modern and postmodern societies and the insistence that all forms of political theory be some form of democratic theory. Mara reexamines seminal texts in the history of political theory, from Thucydides to Jacques Derrida, and from Machiavelli to Judith Butler, to examine how frames of reference of war and peace have structured both the writing of these texts, as well as interpretations of them. The result is not a linear history of ideas, but a series of conversations between them, and a democratic justification for moving beyond democratic theory.
Categories: Political Science

A Vision of Peace

A Vision of Peace

A Vision of Peace explores the emergence of the interfaith movement and the role that Sri Swami Satchidananda played in its evolution.

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ISBN: 1938477189

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Visions of Peace

Visions of Peace

In the bold word of Ephesians , Christ is the peace ( Eph . 1:14 ) who unites Jew and Gentile and reconciles both to God ... In their ancient vision of the New Age of God , the prophets had long since announced that the rule of God ...

Author: Shirley J. Heckman

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105081678232

Category: Political Science

Page: 75

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Categories: Political Science

The Church Peace Union

The Church Peace Union

Author: Karen Kennedy Sinclair

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:18705238

Category: Peace

Page: 232

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Categories: Peace

A Million Visions of Peace

A Million Visions of Peace

Children and adults express their heartfelt desire for a more peaceful world in this collection of messages from all fifty states.

Author: Jennifer Garrison

Publisher: Scholastic Press

ISBN: 0439204089

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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The Old Turtle Peace Tour, inspired by the wish to share Old Turtle's message of peace with the world, began in 1994 and ran through 1995. It took two peace educators, Jennifer Garrison and Andrew Tubesing, across 48 states in eight months. They visited bookstores, schools, and churches in over 150 communities presenting peacemaking programs to children and adults.The response was tremendous. Over 500,000 visions of peace poured into the publisher's office in the form of poems, paintings, songs, stories, videotapes, and even quilts from bookstores and classrooms. By the end of the tour, Jennifer and Andrew knew they wanted to share the messages they had gathered. They selected some of their favorite visions, written and illustrated by children and adults from across the nation, and put them together in this small but powerful book: A Million Visions of Peace.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Visions of Peace of Professional Peace Workers

Visions of Peace of Professional Peace Workers

This book explores the meaning of peace according to (some of) the people who make it.

Author: Gijsbert M. van Iterson Scholten

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030279774

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

View: 196

This book explores the meaning of peace according to (some of) the people who make it. Based on some 200 interviews, it empirically studies the visions of peace that professional peaceworkers from the Netherlands, Lebanon and Mindanao (Philippines) are working on. As such, it seeks to add a strong empirical element to the debate on liberal peacebuilding. The main argument of the book is that amongst practitioners, there is no liberal peace consensus at all. Rather, peace professionals work on a distinct set of peaces, that differ along four dimensions. In five case study chapters, the operational visions of peace held by Dutch military officers, diplomats and civil society peace workers, as well as civil society peace workers from Lebanon and the Philippines are explored and compared to each other. Differences are observed along both geographical and professional lines, but also within each group.
Categories: Political Science

Visions for Peace

Visions for Peace

Author: Allison Elaine Fleet

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:270373332

Category: United States

Page: 414

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Categories: United States

Million Visions of Peace

Million Visions of Peace

They selected some of their favorite visions, written and illustrated by children and adults from across the nation, and put them together in this small but powerful book: A Million Visions of Peace.

Author: Jennifer Garrison

Publisher:

ISBN: 0613970683

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page:

View: 582

The Old Turtle Peace Tour, inspired by the wish to share Old Turtle's message of peace with the world, began in 1994 and ran through 1995. It took two peace educators, Jennifer Garrison and Andrew Tubesing, across 48 states in eight months. They visited bookstores, schools, and churches in over 150 communities presenting peacemaking programs to children and adults. The response was tremendous. Over 500,000 visions of peace poured into the publisher's office in the form of poems, paintings, songs, stories, videotapes, and even quilts from bookstores and classrooms. By the end of the tour, Jennifer and Andrew knew they wanted to share the messages they had gathered. They selected some of their favorite visions, written and illustrated by children and adults from across the nation, and put them together in this small but powerful book: A Million Visions of Peace.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction