Belief And Bloodshed / Edition 1

Belief And Bloodshed / Edition 1

by James K. Wellman Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 074255824X

ISBN-13: 9780742558243

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Belief and Bloodshed: Religion and Violence across Time and Tradition discusses how the relationship between religion and violence is not unique to a post-9/11 world-it has existed throughout all of recorded history and culture. Belief and Bloodshed makes clear the complex interactions between religion, violence, and politics to show that religion as always innocent…  See more details below

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Belief and Bloodshed: Religion and Violence across Time and Tradition discusses how the relationship between religion and violence is not unique to a post-9/11 world-it has existed throughout all of recorded history and culture. Belief and Bloodshed makes clear the complex interactions between religion, violence, and politics to show that religion as always innocent or always evil is misguided, and that rationalizations by religion for political power and violence are not new. Chronologically organized, the book shows religiously motivated violence across a variety of historical periods and cultures, moving from the ancient to the medieval to the modern worlds, and ending with an essay comparing the speeches of an ancient king to the speeches of the current U.S. president.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742558243
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
701,429
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: Religion and Violence: Past, Present, and Future   James K. Wellman, Jr.     1
The Ancient and Medieval World
Dismemberment, Creation, and Ritual: Images of Divine Violence in the Ancient Near East   Scott B. Noegel     13
Making Memory: Ritual, Rhetoric, and Violence in the Roman Triumph   Sarah Culpepper Stroup     29
Taming the Beast: Rabbinic Pacification of Second-Century Jewish Nationalism   Michael S. Berger     47
Violent Yearnings for the Kingdom of God: Munster's Militant Anabaptism   Charles A. McDaniel, Jr.     63
Imperial Christianity and Sacred War in Byzantium   Paul Stephenson     81
The Modern World
Founding an Empire of Sacrifice: Innocent Domination and the Quaker Martyrs of Boston, 1659-1661   Jon Pahl     97
Holy Culture Wars: Patterns of Ethno-Religious Violence in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century China   David G. Atwill     115
Femicide as Terrorism: The Case of Uzbekistan's Unveiling Murders   Marianne Kamp     131
Monks, Guns, and Peace: Theravada Buddhism and Political Violence   Charles F. Keyes     145
Avoiding Mass Violence at Rajneeshpuram   Marion S. Goldman     165
"Obliterating an Idol of the Modern Age": The New Iconoclasm from the Twin Buddhas to the Twin Towers   Joel Black     179
Is War Normal for American Evangelical Religion?   James K. Wellman, Jr.     195
On Political Theology, Imperial Ambitions, and Messianic Pretensions: Some Ancient and Modern Continuities   Bruce Lincoln     211
References     227
Index     263
About the Contributors     269

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