Joshua’s Jihad? A Reexamination of Religious Violence in the Christian and Islamic Traditions
Examples of scriptural and historic militancy in Christianity and Islam are frequently compared today without sufficient attention to the complexity of the subject within each tradition. Through an examination of relevant biblical and Qur’anic materials, and of episodes in later history, this article attempts a fresh examination of violence in the two traditions. It argues that the tensions in each tradition related to violence, while similar in some ways, are quite distinct in others. In light of this, thoughts are suggested on how each community may engage its respective tensions in order to work toward peace today.
Bible, Christendom, Islamdom, Jihad, Qur’an
Kuiper, Matthew J. "Joshua’s jihad? A reexamination of religious violence in the Christian and Islamic traditions." Transformation 29, no. 2 (2012): 149-169.
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