Author Mijares, Sharon G
Title The Root of All Evil : An Exposition of Prejudice, Fundamentalism and Gender Imbalance
Imprint Luton, Bedfordshire : Andrews UK Ltd., 2006
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Front Matter -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Authors -- Acknowledgments -- Ismail Serageldin: Foreword -- Joan Chittister, OSB: Preface -- Body Matter -- Introduction -- Differences and Commonalities -- Spirituality versus Religiousness -- Human Rights and Losses -- Building a Better World -- 1: In the Beginning: Stories of Good and Evil -- The Splitting of Heaven and Earth -- Creation Myths: Stories of Nature and Guidance -- The Hindu Trinity: Stories of Wrath and Devotion -- Ancient Myths and Legends of China -- Shintoism: A Native Religion of Japan -- Ancient Egyptians: The Dream of Paradise on Earth -- Greek Influences -- Ancient Middle-Eastern Roots -- Satan's Fall from Heaven: Evil in Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- Conclusions -- 2: Violence in the Name of One's God -- Religious Founders and Gender Balance -- Failing to Hear and Heed: The Message of the Prophets -- Religious Beliefs and the Problem of Obedience -- Conclusions -- 3: Who Among Us is Chosen? -- Evolution and Aggression -- Beneath the Reasoning Mind -- Social Ills and Sibling Rivalry -- An Anthropological Perspective -- Religion, Wars and Competition for First Place -- Radical Fundamentalism: A Serious Threat to Humanity's Survival -- Conclusions -- 4: Tales of Democracy, Power and Corruption - A Collusion Between Politics and Religion in the US -- A Systemic World View -- First Nations Peoples: Democracy and Native American Spirituality -- The Separation of Church and State -- Women's Struggles for Equal Rights -- A New World Order: Globalization, Commercialization and Greed -- Dreams and Realities -- Conclusions -- 5: Partitions and Global Conflict - Further Tales of Religion and Politics -- Colonialism and European Expansion -- Two People, One Land: Israel and Palestine -- Separate Religions, Separate States: India and Pakistan
The People's Republic: Communism and Change -- Islam: The Melding of Religion and Law -- Africa: The Clash of Religions, Politics and Culture -- Conclusions -- 6: Armageddon or a New Paradigm? - Horizontal and Vertical Perspectives -- Healthy Psychology -- Balancing History: Creating Gender Balanced Culture -- Healing Religion -- Human Transcendence and the New Story -- Epilogue - A Place Where the Authors Share their Process and Ideals -- Part I -- Part II -- Back Matter -- References -- Other Titles Available from Imprint Academic and Andrews UK
Demonstrates that the essence of love and tolerance at the core of all religions, of all great traditions, is universal. This title explores the roots of the world's evils in fundamentalism and patriarchy
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Link Print version: Mijares, Sharon G. The Root of All Evil : An Exposition of Prejudice, Fundamentalism and Gender Imbalance Luton, Bedfordshire : Andrews UK Ltd.,c2006 9781845400675
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