Does Christianity Cause War?

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This bold work challenges two popular conceptions of religion--as either the instigator of conflict or the propagator of peace. Martin, one of the world's leading sociologists of religion, rejects both as oversimplifications, and draws on case studies from Britain, the US, Latin American, and Romania to argue for a more nuanced, complex approach that takes account of the role of national and ethnic identity.
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Overview

This bold work challenges two popular conceptions of religion--as either the instigator of conflict or the propagator of peace. Martin, one of the world's leading sociologists of religion, rejects both as oversimplifications, and draws on case studies from Britain, the US, Latin American, and Romania to argue for a more nuanced, complex approach that takes account of the role of national and ethnic identity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573833844
  • Publisher: Regent College Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I The Problem and the Approach
1 Can We Blame Religion or Human Nature? 3
2 Dawkins's Viewpoint; Social Differentiation 21
Pt. II Mapping Transitions
3 First Example: Romania 53
4 Second Example: England 82
Pt. III Signs of Peace: Christian Semiotics
5 Recapitulating the Argument in Sign Language 111
6 The Peace Code Itself and the Inevitability of Violence 133
Pt. IV Religion and Politics
7 Politics and Religion: Complementarities and Differences 163
8 Recapitulations and Mutations: Differentiation and Peace Code Together 189
Bibliography 221
Index 225
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