"It is a delight to see scholars of religion placing their learning in service to the cause of peace. " -- John Berthrong, Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs Director, Institute for Dialogue Among Religious Traditions, Boston University School of Theology
"This book's contribution to comparative studies is a rich statement of possibilities for many kinds of peace and nonviolence." -- By Paul Waldau Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Philosophy of East & West Volume 50, Number 3 July 2000 468-471
"This compact book stives mightily to demonstrate the theory and practice of nonviolence in nine different religious traditions." -- Barbara Hirschkowitz, Turning Wheel
From the Publisher
What commonalties would we find among the world's major religious traditions if we focused on the subject of nonviolence? Would we find a straightforward, unambiguous uniformity among the spiritual teachings? Would we find some justification for aggression? Would we find exhortations to violence in some religious traditions and not in others? Would there be surprises in the textual interpretations of some international scholars as they assessed their religious traditions?