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The Anatomy of the Myth

William T. Cavanaugh

in The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385045
eISBN:
9780199869763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385045.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter examines arguments from nine of the most prominent academic proponents of the idea that religion is peculiarly prone to violence: John Hick, Charles Kimball, Richard Wentz, Martin Marty, ... More


Concluding Remarks

Jacqueline Mariña

in Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199206377
eISBN:
9780191709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206377.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter stresses the importance of Schleieramacher's achievement for contemporary thought about both ethics and the relation between ethics and religion. Contemporary issues such as ... More


The Uses of the Myth

William T. Cavanaugh

in The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385045
eISBN:
9780199869763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385045.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter shows the purposes to which the myth of religious violence is put in the United States. In domestic politics, it has helped to marginalize certain practices such as public school prayer ... More


WHAT DOES THIS TELL US ABOUT RELIGION?

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“What Does This Tell Us about Religion?” The answer to the question posed in the title of chapter 6 is that religion and violence are inextricably bound together. No world religion lacks traditions, ... More


THE ROLE OF THE INDIVIDUAL: Toward a Clinical Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“The Role of the Individual: Toward a Clinical Psychology of Religious Terrorism.” Having laid out some of the primary psychological-religious themes expressed by religiously motivated terrorists and ... More


Introduction

William T. Cavanaugh

in The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385045
eISBN:
9780199869763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385045.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The introduction to the book gives an overview of the general argument that the myth of religious violence does not correspond to fact, but is a central legitimating narrative of Western secularism. ... More


The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

William T. Cavanaugh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385045
eISBN:
9780199869763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385045.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The myth of religious violence is the pervasive secularist idea that there is something called “religion,” endemic to all human cultures and eras, that has a tendency to promote violence because it ... More


Beyond Religious Freedom

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

in Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166094
eISBN:
9781400873814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166094.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It raises the question of what would it mean to dethrone religion as a stable interpretive and policy category, as suggested in ... More


Religious Minorities and the Problem of Peculiar Peoplehood

Patrick Q. Mason

in The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740024
eISBN:
9780199894666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740024.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examining cases of anti-Jewish and anti-Catholic violence alongside anti-Mormonism helps us better understand not only the historical encounter of religious minorities in the postbellum South but ... More


The Secular State and Religious Conflict *

S.N. Balagangadhara

in Reconceptualizing India Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082965
eISBN:
9780199081936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082965.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter develops an alternative perspective on the issue of secularism in India. Contemporary India confronts acute problems of religious pluralism, which pose fundamental challenges to the ... More


Representation

Michael K. Jerryson

in Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793235
eISBN:
9780199897438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793235.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the symbolic power of southern Buddhist monks and its connection to the violence. By its tactical use of Buddhism as a state religion, the Thai government politicizes Buddhist ... More


Are Dialogues an Antidote to Violence? *

S.N. Balagangadhara

in Reconceptualizing India Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082965
eISBN:
9780199081936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082965.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on the problem of intercultural dialogue. One of the convictions in both religious studies and elsewhere is about the role dialogues play: by emphasizing and fulfilling the need ... More


Secularism, Hindu Nationalism and Gujarat’s State *

Nikita Sud

in Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and the State: A Biography of Gujarat

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076933
eISBN:
9780199080908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076933.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Secularism has been a defining norm of the modern, liberal Indian state. The constitutionally secular state of Gujarat is believed to have undergone a paradigmatic shift in 2002, when it supported a ... More


Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era

Susan Schreiner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195313420
eISBN:
9780199897292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313420.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

In present-day America, the topic of certitude is much debated. On one side, commentators like Charles Krauthammer urge us to achieve “moral clarity”. On the other, those like George Will contend ... More


Conclusion: Edwards’s Relevance Today

Gerald R. McDermott

in Understanding Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to America's Theologian

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373431
eISBN:
9780199871681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses Edwards’s relevance to issues today. It argues that Chapter 3 on revival calls into question some of the church’s strategies for growth today; Chapter 11 on literature ... More


The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon

Ussama Makdisi

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520218451
eISBN:
9780520922792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218451.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Focusing on Ottoman Lebanon, this book shows how sectarianism was a manifestation of modernity that transcended the physical boundaries of a particular country. It challenges those who have viewed ... More


Burning Heretics and Fashioning Martyrs: Religious Violence in John Foxe and Reformation England

David Loewenstein

in Treacherous Faith: The Specter of Heresy in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199203390
eISBN:
9780191762796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203390.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that John Foxe's fashioning of martyrdom—especially martyrs who are not religious extremists engaged in acts of violence—is a powerful construction on Foxe's part as an author who ... More


There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire

Michael Gaddis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241046
eISBN:
9780520930902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241046.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

“There is no crime for those who have Christ,” claimed a fifth-century zealot, neatly expressing the belief of religious extremists that righteous zeal for God trumps worldly law. This book looks at ... More


Religious Violence?

Christopher R. Duncan

in Violence and Vengeance: Religious Conflict and Its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451584
eISBN:
9780801469107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451584.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore how the people of the Indonesian province of North Maluku experienced communal violence as a religious conflict, and continue to remember ... More


Violence and Vengeance: Religious Conflict and Its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia

Christopher R. Duncan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451584
eISBN:
9780801469107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451584.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Between 1999 and 2000, sectarian fighting fanned across the eastern Indonesian province of North Maluku, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. What began as local conflicts ... More


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