The attacks on the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001; the subsequent ‘War on Terror’; the attacks on civilians both in Europe and in the Middle East; the rise of ISIS. These events have made the issue of terrorism impossible to ignore. In particular, attention has been drawn to the link between terrorism and religious belief, as both those responsible for terrorist acts and those who launch counter-terrorist actions justify what they do by appealing to religious teachings.
How Are People of Faith to Understand All This?
How Are We to Respond?
The nine essays in this multi-disciplinary volume focus on these urgent and difficult issues, drawing on insights from the fields of the social sciences, biblical studies, pastoral theology, inter-religious dialogue and public theology.
Questions addressed include: What are the roots of violent human behaviour? Why does religious fundamentalism have violent potentials? What do the Bible and the Quran each say about religious violence? How should inter-religious dialogue be pursued, and what are appropriate ways for religious believers to commend their faith to those who do not share it?
The essays raise questions and challenge the ways in which believers have traditionally done things. They should be read, not as providing final answers to the questions raised, but as a spur to further reflection, prayer and action.
With over 300 titles in the market, Armour Publishing is one of Singapore’s leading independent publishers, with distribution networks in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Europe and the United States.
Since its founding in 1991, Armour Publishing has specialised in books for the Christian and General markets. In the Christian market, it is best known for its Revival Study Bible, an internationally commissioned title that is sold worldwide, as well as for its titles by Bishop Emeritus Robert Solomon, former Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore (2000–2012). One of his titles was selected and published as an excerpt version by Our Daily Bread Ministries and Discovery House, USA. Titled God in the Stable, more than 160,000 copies of this Discovery Series booklet have been distributed worldwide.
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Armour Publishing is committed to promoting local writers and helping them leapfrog onto the international stage. Its bestselling motivational series for teens, Why? by Teo Aik Cher has sold over 20,000 copies, been translated multiple times and been sold to China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. Armour Publishing has also sold the rights of its titles to countries like Ghana, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria and South Korea.
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