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Cruel Creeds, Virtuous Violence Religious Violence across Culture and History

ISBN-10: 1616142189
ISBN-13: 9781616142186
Edition: 2010
Authors: Jack David Eller
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Description: Goes a long way toward helping us understand the nature of violence generally, its complicated connections with religion, and how society in the future might avoid being blindsided by the worst aspects of human nature.

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Book details

List price: $29.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 451
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Goes a long way toward helping us understand the nature of violence generally, its complicated connections with religion, and how society in the future might avoid being blindsided by the worst aspects of human nature.

Introduction
Understanding Violence
What Is Violence?
What Makes Violence Possible-and Likely?
A Model of Expanding Violence
Conclusion: Hurting without Feeling Bad-or Feeling Anything at All
Understanding Religion
What Is Religion?
Populating the Religious Domain: Beings, Forces, and "Types" of Religion
"Local" versus "World" Religions
The Functions of Religion: Explanation, Control, and Legitimation
Conclusion: Society, Supernatural Agents, and Violence
Sacrifice
What Is Sacrifice?
The Diversity of Sacrifice
Theories of Sacrifice: Girard and Burkert
Toward a Better Understanding of Sacrifice
Self-Injury
Religious Self-Mortification: A Cry of Pain to the Spirits
Asceticism: Religious Athletes
Pain, but What Gain?
Martyrdom: Death on Principle
The Selfish Selflessness of Martyrs and Other Self-Mortifiers
Persecution
What Is Persecution?
Religious Persecution in the Ancient/Non-Christian World
Early Persecution of Christians
Early Persecution by Christians
Persecution in Islam
The Persecution of Witches
Persecution of Religion by Antireligion
Persecution by the American Religious Right
The Virtues of Persecuting-and Being Persecuted
Ethnoreligious Conflict
Ethnicity, Culture, Religion, and Conflict
Ethnoreligious Conflict in the Modern World
Why Ethnoreligious Conflict Now?
War
The Religion and the War in "Religious War"
Religious War among the Ancient Hebrews
"Holy War" in Christianity: The Crusades
"Holy War" in Christianity: The European Religious Wars
The Taiping "Rebellion" in China
Islam and Jihad
War in Hinduism
"Fighting Orders": Saintly Soldiers
The Mythology of War
Homicide and Abuse
When Is Religious Crime "Religious" and "Crime"?
Religious Homicide
Religious Abuse: Women and Spouses
Religious Abuse of Children
But Religion Is Supposed to Make People "Good" and "Moral"
Religion and Nonviolence
What Is Nonviolence?
Religions of Nonviolence
The Religious Contribution to Nonviolence
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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