Religion and violence : shutup Shylock!

Show simple item record Beyers, Jaco 2019-10-11T10:34:03Z 2019-10-11T10:34:03Z 2018-11
dc.description.abstract Violence is not only because of religious differences. Violence is part of human nature. While expressing and living a unique identity, people may experience animosity from 'the other' in society. The natural human response upon infliction is retaliation. To this effect, the play of William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, is taken as an example of conflict in society because of social, financial and religious differences. From the plot in the play, it is deduced that violent actions beget violent responses. The Dutch philosopher, Hans Achterhuis, provides valuable information so as to provide perspectives on violence in society. Achterhuis suggests that instead of seeking the absence of violence in society, one should rather seek how to differ responsible and peaceful from one another. Violence cannot be ignored or eradicated. Violence can however be tamed by fighting with one another peacefully. Society is in need of volunteers who will act as powerful buffers between conflicting societies, thus preventing differences becoming reasons for violence. en_ZA
dc.description.department Science of Religion and Missiology en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Beyers, J., 2018, ‘Religion and violence: Shutup Shylock!’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 74(3),a5165. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v74i3.5165
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Religion en_ZA
dc.subject Shylock en_ZA
dc.subject Violence en_ZA
dc.title Religion and violence : shutup Shylock! en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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