Rasool Akbari

Rasool Akbari
Ferdowsi University Of Mashhad | FUM · Department of Religion and Comparative Mysticism

PhD in Comparative Religions and Mysticism

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Introduction
In fact, exploring the underlying aspects of the ambivalent relationship between religion, violence, and peace, is a matter of deepest interest and concern to me.

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The Garden of Faiths (GlaubensGarten) has been developed as a multi-religious landscape in the secular setting of a provincial garden show in the German spa town Bad Lippspringe. This creative spatial arrangement materializes the multicultural conviviality of local religious communities and their surrounding populations. Since 2017, GlaubensGarten...
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The Qur'an has been examined as a relevant resource in the extensive literature regarding notions of violence, peace, and conflict resolution. It has often been suggested that the Qur'anic tradition can be applicable in building theoretical foundations for acts of peacebuilding and nonviolence. However, researchers have frequently referred to certa...
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Some critics keep studying the Qur’an as a sacred text which allegedly commands violence. Based on an approach contrary to such claims, the present study focuses on parts of the Qur’anic content which relate to the condemnation of violence, especially direct violence. The Qur’anic evidence studied throughout this paper includes ‘homicide, ‘killing...
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While several contemporary critiques think that religions have had a direct role in war-making in the past and even today, religions and theirs sacred texts could play an important role in violence condemnation and in the attempts to establish peace. Johan Galtung divides violence/peace to direct, structural and cultural. Perhaps, it is cultural vi...
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In the contemporary era, religion is commonly believed to have (re)appeared throughout different spheres of human interaction, and many attempts have been made at understanding the dynamics of this (re)appearance. Consequently, a large body of literature has been produced on the relationship between religion and broad concepts such as violence and...

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