The Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, Lester R. Kurtz Editor-in-Chief. 3 volumes. Revised Second Edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Includes an online version in Science Direct. First edition: San Diego: Academic Press, 1999. Revised 4-volume Third Edition is in progress.
The Warrior and the Pacifist: Competing Themes in Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, edited by Lester R. Kurtz. New York: Routledge, 2018.
The Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements, edited by Lester R. Kurtz and Lee A. Smithey. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2018.
Gods in the Global Village: The World's Religions in Sociological Perspective by Lester R. Kurtz. Fourth edition. Thousand Oaks: Pine Forge Press/Sage. Sociology for the Next Century Series. First edition, 1995. Second edition, 2008. Chinese translation: Beijing: Beijing University Press, 2010. Third edition, 2011. Fourth edition, 2015.
Women, War and Violence: Typography, Resistance and Hope, edited by Mariam M. Kurtz and Lester R. Kurtz. 2 volumes. Santa Barbara: Praeger.
Nonviolent Civil Resistance, edited by Sharon Erickson Nepstad and Lester R. Kurtz. Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change Volume 34. Emerald Group Publishing. Paperback edition, 2015.
Nonviolent Social Movements: A Geographical Approach, edited by Stephen Zunes, Lester R. Kurtz, and Sarah Beth Asher. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers.
Third World Peace Perspectives, Lester R. Kurtz and Shu-Ju Ada Cheng, Guest Editors. Peace Review: A Transnational Quarterly 10:1 (1998)
The Web of Violence: From Interpersonal to Global, edited by Jennifer Turpin and Lester R. Kurtz. Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997.
The Nuclear Cage: A Sociology of the Arms Race by Lester R. Kurtz. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1988.
The Politics of Heresy: The Modernist Crisis in Roman Catholicism by Lester R. Kurtz. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1986.
Evaluating Chicago Sociology: A Guide to the Literature with an Annotated Bibliography, by Lester R. Kurtz. Foreword by Morris Janowitz. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Heritage of Sociology Series, 1984. Paperback edition, 1986.
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