BTS 76

Religion between Violence and Reconciliation

Thomas Scheffler (Ed.)

2002. 578 pp. english and french text.

This volume comprises the revised papers presented at the international symposium “Religion between Violence and Reconciliation” held at the German Orient Institute in September 1998. The contributors stem from nine different countries and various scholarly and academic fields and schools of thought. Their papers circle around the topic of the relationship between religion, conflict and reconciliation in different cultural, spatial and historical settings with special emphasis on its textual and historical dimensions. For the sake of placing the Lebanese experience into a broader context there have been several case studies from other countries included.


Thomas Scheffler is a Research Associate at the Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) of the Max Weber Foundation. From 2011-2013 he was the institute’s Deputy Director. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin (1993). Before joining the OIB in 2009, he served as a research associate at the Center for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin (1993-1995), the Orient-Institut of the German Oriental Association (1996-1999), the Free University of Berlin (2000-2001), the University of Notre Dame, Indiana (2001-2002), the University of Copenhagen (2005-2008), Saint-Joseph’s University, Beirut, and Notre Dame University (NDU), in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon (2008-2009).

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