The Myth of Religious Violence

Written By William T Cavanaugh
The Myth of Religious Violence
  • Publsiher : OUP USA
  • Release : 03 September 2009
  • ISBN : 0195385047
  • Pages : 285 pages
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The Myth of Religious Violence

The Myth of Religious Violence
  • Author : William T Cavanaugh
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2009-09-03
  • Total pages : 285
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : Cavanaugh challenges conventional wisdom by examining how the twin categories of religion and the secular are constructed. He examines how timeless and transcultural categories of 'religion and 'the secular' are used in arguments that religion causes violence....

The Myth of Religious Violence

The Myth of Religious Violence
  • Author : William T Cavanaugh
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-03
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : The idea that religion has a dangerous tendency to promote violence is part of the conventional wisdom of Western societies, and it underlies many of our institutions and policies, from limits on the public role of religion to efforts to promote liberal democracy in the Middle East. William T. Cavanaugh ...

The Reality of Religious Violence

The Reality of Religious Violence
  • Author : Hector Avalos
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-30
  • Total pages : 514
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : Violence and religion have been interacting from the beginning of recorded history according to The Reality of Religious Violence: From Biblical to Modern Times. This book addresses two major questions: 1. Does religious violence exist? 2. If so, how is it different from other types of violence? The first question is a ...

The European Wars of Religion

The European Wars of Religion
  • Author : Wolfgang Palaver,Harriet Rudolph & Dietmar Regensburger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-12-05
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : In recent years religion has resurfaced amongst academics, in many ways replacing class as the key to understanding Europe's historical development. This has resulted in an explosion of studies revisiting issues of religious change, confessional violence and holy war during the early modern period. But the interpretation of the European ...

The Myth of Religious Superiority

The Myth of Religious Superiority
  • Author : Paul F. Knitter
  • Publisher : Faith Meets Faith Series in In
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 242
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : In this challenging book, the leading exponents of the idea that all religions are a refraction of a truth no single tradition can exclusively reveal, discuss what to make of that conviction in today's world of inter-religious strife. New in this book is the inclusion of authors from a variety ...

The Church and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

The Church and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
  • Author : Michel Andraos
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-01-25
  • Total pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices come together in this volume to discuss both the wounds of colonial history and the opportunities for decolonization, reconciliation, and hope in the relationship between the church and Indigenous peoples across the Americas. Scholars and pastoral leaders from Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, the United States, and ...

Migrations of the Holy

Migrations of the Holy
  • Author : William T. Cavanaugh
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-02-10
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : Whether one thinks that religion continues to fade or has made a comeback in the contemporary world, there is a common notion that religion went away somewhere, at least in the West. But William Cavanaugh argues that religious fervor never left it has only migrated toward a new object of ...

Fields of Blood

Fields of Blood
  • Author : Karen Armstrong
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-09-25
  • Total pages : 528
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence. But history suggests otherwise. Karen Armstrong, former Roman Catholic nun and one of our foremost scholars of religion, speaks out to disprove the link between religion and bloodshed. * Religion is as old as humanity: ...

Secular War

Secular War
  • Author : Stacey Gutkowski
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-11-27
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : How have long-standing and unconscious secular assumptions about religion shaped the post-9/11 climate and its wars? Stacey Gutkowski explores this little-examined, yet crucial, element of British perceptions of and policy towards Jihadism over the last decade, to draw critical conclusions about the relationship between war and the secular. She points ...

Gathered in my Name

Gathered in my Name
  • Author : William T. Cavanaugh
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-12-28
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : This volume differs from many quincentennial discussions of the Protestant Reformation—and ecumenical scholarship more generally—in that it shifts the focus from Europe and the West to the global South, where ecumenism’s promises and challenges are quite different. In postcolonial and post-missionary Africa, the churches continue to expand, ...

Liberty the God That Failed

Liberty  the God That Failed
  • Author : Christopher A. Ferrara
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-03
  • Total pages : 726
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : What has gone wrong with the grand American experiment in "ordered liberty"? The liberal's answer is that America has failed to live up to its full promise of inclusiveness and equality--likely the result of corporate greed and white male ruling elites. The mainstream conservative or libertarian reply points to the ...

Does Religion Cause Violence

Does Religion Cause Violence
  • Author : Joel Hodge,Scott Cowdell,Chris Fleming,Carly Osborn
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-12-28
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : One of the most pressing issues of our time is the outbreak of extremist violence and terrorism, done in the name of religion. This volume critically analyses the link made between religion and violence in contemporary theory and proposes that 'religion' does not have a special relation to violence in ...

Fragile World

Fragile World
  • Author : William T. Cavanaugh
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-05-22
  • Total pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : In Fragile World: Ecology and the Church, scholars and activists from Christian communities as far-flung as Honduras, the Philippines, Colombia, and Kenya present a global angle on the global ecological crisis--in both its material and spiritual senses--and offer Catholic resources for responding to it. This volume explores the deep interconnections, ...

Shattering the Myth

Shattering the Myth
  • Author : Bruce B. Lawrence
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Total pages : 237
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : Islam is often portrayed, especially in Western media, as an alien, violent, hostile, and monolithic religion, whose adherents are intent upon battling nonbelievers throughout the world. Shattering the Myth demonstrates that these conceptions more accurately reflect the bias of Western reporters than they do the realities of contemporary Islam. Westerners ...

The Myth of Secular Tolerance

The Myth of Secular Tolerance
  • Author : John Coffey,Jubilee Centre (Cambridge, England)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 4
  • ISBN : 0195385047
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Summary : The resurgence of religious violence at the start of the twenty-first century has reinforced the myth of secular tolerance -- the notion that whereas religious believers are instinctively intolerant, tolerance comes naturally to the secular mind. This paper challenges the myth....