Belief and Bloodshed: Religion and Violence Across Time and Tradition

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James K. Wellman
Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 - 271
Intended for students as well as scholars of religion and violence, Belief and Bloodshed 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. The book 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 medieval to the modern world, ending with an essay comparing the speeches of an ancient king to the speeches of the current U.S. President.
 

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Dismemberment Creation and Ritual Images of Divine Violence in the Ancient Near East
13
Making Memory Ritual Rhetoric and Violence in the Roman Triumph
29
Taming the Beast Rabbinic Pacification of SecondCentury Jewish Nationalism
47
Violent Yearnings for the Kingdom of God Ministers Militant Anabaptism
63
Imperial Christianity and Sacred War in Byzantium
81
The Modern World
95
Founding an Empire of Sacrifice Innocent Domination and the Quaker Martyrs of Boston 16591661
97
Holy Culture Wars Patterns of EthnoReligious Violence in Nineteenth and TwentiethCentury China
115
Monks Guns and Peace Theravada Buddhism and Political Violence
145
Avoiding Mass Violence at Rajneeshpuram
165
Obliterating an Idol of the Modern Age The New Iconoclasm from the Twin Buddhas to the Twin Towers
179
Is War Normal for American Evangelical Religion?
195
On Political Theology Imperial Ambitions and Messianic Pretensions Some Ancient and Modern Continuities
211
References
227
Index
263
About the Contributors
269

Femicide as Terrorism The Case of Uzbekistans Unveiling Murders
131

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Strona 231 - A | DECLARATION | of the SAD and GREAT ] Persecution and Martyrdom | of the People of God, called | QUAKERS, in NEW ENGLAND, | for the "Worshipping of God.

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James Wellman is associate professor in the Comparative Religion Program at the University of Washington.

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