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The Arab-Israeli conflict : a religious investigation

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dc.contributor.advisor Le Roux, C. du P. Lewis, Desireè Fronya en 2015-01-23T04:24:57Z 2015-01-23T04:24:57Z 1992-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Lewis, Desireè Fronya (1992) The Arab-Israeli conflict : a religious investigation, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The Arab-Israeli conflict is examined from its religious aspect, presenting people's experience of religion without passing judgement. Selected concepts are compared and contrasted and interpreted hermeneutically. The roots of the antagonism are traced back historically, showing that it comprises more than a claim to the same geographical territory. Each religion's notion of statehood is described. Internally Jewish-Zionist friction over the ceding of territory arises through divergent interpretations of the same texts; Islam, Nationalism and religious rivalry, being at variance, have engendered Arab tensions. Their respective doctrines on war and peace suggest, broadly speaking, a Jewish-Zionist leaning to shalom, and Islam-Arab Nationalism to jihad (struggle). While the religious perspective does leave an opening for a solution to the conflict, pragmatism may lead to compromise. Finally the suggestion is made that the religious dimension is necessary for a holistic understanding of political issues en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 240 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject.ddc 296.387873 en
dc.subject.lcsh Judaism -- History. en
dc.subject.lcsh Jewish-Arab relations -- History. en
dc.subject.lcsh Jewish-Arab relations -- Religious aspects. en
dc.subject.lcsh Jihad. en
dc.subject.lcsh Arab-Israeli conflict -- Religious aspects. en
dc.subject.lcsh Middle East -- Politics and government. en
dc.title The Arab-Israeli conflict : a religious investigation en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Religious Studies and Arabic en M.A. (Religious Studies) en

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