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Abstract: “Pacifism” has many diverse meanings and uses, ranging from the usual sense of strong principled opposition to war and warfare, along with a central commitment focused on working for peace, …

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Douglas Allen, “Pacifism”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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