Theologies of War and Peace Among Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Author: Randall, Albert
Year:1998
Pages:500
ISBN:0-7734-8254-7
978-0-7734-8254-8
Price:279.95

Reviews

“. . . without question the most thorough study of its kind. It provides analyses into the concepts of war and peace as found in the three religions with meticulous scrutiny and precision. As such, it is a valuable tool for scholars and students who are interested in the theological foundations for peace and war among the three great monotheistic religions, as found in their holy books. . . concludes with very useful appendices which enable the reader to do further individual research into the concepts of peace and war as found in the holy writings.” – William Cooney

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Preface by Dr. William P. Frost
Prologue: Lights of Hope for Peace in Bethlehem; From Oslo (1993) to Netanyahu and the Likud (1996); Fundamental principles; dimensions of war and peace; outline and summary
1. The Children of Abraham; Traditions of the Children of Abraham; Name (?) of God; Traditions of the Prophets; Oneness of God; Holy Books
2. Judaism: From Yahweh the Warrior God to Eloh-im the Creator; Special Problems and Difficulties; Theologies of War; Theologies of Peace
3. Christianity – A Messianic Eschatological Prince of Peace; Theologies of War; Theologies of Peace
4. Islam and the Peace of Submitting One’s Life to God; the Peace-Surrender of Islam and the Muslim; Arabic Voice of God in the Qur’an; Theologies of War; Theologies of Peace
5. Reflections on the True Spiritual Jihad: An Apology for Peace among Jews, Christians and Muslims; Unholy War; Sacredness of Peace; God’s Jihad
Epilogue: Many Voices but One Heart
Appendices: Index to major passages concerning war and peace in the Hebrew Bible; Index to major passages concerning war and peace in the New Testament; Index to major passages concerning war and peace in the Qur’an