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Holy War, Holy PeaceHow Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East$
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Marc Gopin

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195146509

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195146506.001.0001

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Patterns of Abrahamic Incrimination

Patterns of Abrahamic Incrimination

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(p.58) 4 Patterns of Abrahamic Incrimination
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Holy War, Holy Peace
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Marc Gopin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195146506.003.0004

Begins with a discussion of the processes of “othering” (the need to distinguish and exclude) and incrimination that are adopted both by religions and as a basic human psychological trait. “Othering” and incrimination comprise a constant source of conflict generation in human intercourse and have been particularly damaging in the history of the Abrahamic religions (Islam, Judaism, and Christianity). The various options of religious traditions within the evolutionary process of confrontation with the “other” are then listed and further discussed. These are continued incrimination; increased incrimination; denial of incrimination and apologetics as a moderation of othering; hard rejection of past interpretations and an end to othering; soft rejection of the past, and historical contextualization; and pious transformation of old cognitive constructs as an end to othering – remythification. The latter is discussed in the context of the Jerusalem Religious Peace Agreement (the Islamic/Jewish treaty).

Keywords:   Abrahamic religions, Christianity, conflict, exclusion, incrimination, Islam, Judaism, mythification, othering, remythification

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