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Православни поглед на сукобе, насиље и толеранцију у глобалној перспективи
Orthodox View of Conflicts, Violence and Tolerance in the Global Perspective

Author(s): Miroljub Jevtić
Subject(s): Politics and religion, Studies in violence and power, Eastern Orthodoxy, Globalization
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: Orthodoxy; conflicts; violence; politology of religion; perspective; tolerance;

Summary/Abstract: In the analysis of conflicts, war and violence, religion starts to be analyzed as a possible factor that significantly affects this phenomenon. From this point of view, it is important to examine how all the main religions consider these phenomenons. This paper will analyze the views of orthodox forms of Christianity on war, conflicts, violence and tolerance. Orthodoxy is an important form of Christianity, because it is dominant religious system in a large part of the planet. If we bear in mind that Russia itself, as a dominantly Orthodox country at the same time is the surface- largest country in the world, which is under the great influence of Orthodoxy, it is clear that is very important to analyze this phenomenon. How important it is to understand the influence of religion in order to maintain the world peace, it can be seen from the fact that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev constantly emphasize their connections to the Orthodoxy. Orthodox views of conflicts, war and tolerance are based on primary sources of Christianity, but also has its own specific features that are related to the nature of its teaching and to the conditions in which the Orthodox churches act. This paper will analyze all of the above mentioned factors in order to show that without Orthodoxy it is not impossible to maintain the world peace and to develop tolerance between different religions on the planet.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 89-104
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian