Why the Nations Rage: Killing in the Name of God - Revised and Updated Edition / Edition 1

Why the Nations Rage: Killing in the Name of God - Revised and Updated Edition / Edition 1

by Christopher Catherwood
     
 

ISBN-10: 074250090X

ISBN-13: 9780742500907

Pub. Date: 09/15/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

"Mass murder, ethnic cleansing, genocide, hatred, rage: all these have taken on new meaning for Americans after the horrors of September 11, 2001. But that infamous day was not one on which the world changed. Rather, it was the day the United States joined the rest of the world in a struggle far older than most Americans realize. Suddenly, remote spots like Bosnia or…  See more details below

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"Mass murder, ethnic cleansing, genocide, hatred, rage: all these have taken on new meaning for Americans after the horrors of September 11, 2001. But that infamous day was not one on which the world changed. Rather, it was the day the United States joined the rest of the world in a struggle far older than most Americans realize. Suddenly, remote spots like Bosnia or Kosovo have become much easier to understand, places that have faced death and destruction for centuries." "This book explores much of the background to the strife the globe faces today. In particular, Christopher Catherwood shows how religion and national pride, which are supposed to be positive forces, can become perverted ideologies that arouse hatred, slaughter, and war." Religion often has been ignored as a vital component in understanding the awakened forces of nationalism. Catherwood not only helps to correct that imbalance but empowers us to comprehend our troubled world. If we understand our history and experiences, and the ways in which they can be manipulated for evil ends, then we are much better placed to solve the problems that grow from them in the present.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742500907
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Chronology
Introduction
1A Question of Identity1
2The New World Disorder17
3Imaginary Kingdoms41
4The Field of Blackbirds: The Kosovo Myth and The Mountain Wreath53
5Clashing Civilizations: A Paradigm Come True?69
6The Paradise of Belonging91
7"Blasphemers of Our Country's Inherited Faith"101
8The Byzantine Inheritance111
9The Ottoman Inheritance131
10September 11, Islam, Christianity and Tolerance141
11Some Reflections on September 11, 2001163
Bibliography169
Index181
About the Author185

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