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1. Sociology

1.1. Problem of Definition

The word “peace” has many meanings, making a comprehensive definition impossible. Definitions aim to make a word univocal and tend to stress one specific content. Peace might be a nonwarring state in national relations, an absence of violence (Force, Violence, Nonviolence), a state of actualized social justice (Righteousness, Justice, 3), a psychological factor in persons or their relations with others, a state of law in a country or between countries, an organized world society,…

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Schwerdtfeger, Johannes, Kinnamon, Michael and Lienemann, Wolfgang, “Peace”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.52>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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