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A Dialectical engagement with key symbols of religiously motivated violence through the insights of Bernard Lonergan

Author: Dominic Arcamone; Australian Catholic University,
Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Australian Catholic University, 2013.
Dissertation: Doctor of Philosophy Australian Catholic University 2013 Thesis.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : English
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Since many of the examples of religious violence cited by authors and commentators come out of the Islamic tradition, I have evidenced and explored more authentic aspects of the Islamic tradition that would help provide a solution to violence. I have argued that religious traditions grounded in transcendent love give rise to a new knowing, valuing, choosing and acting to address the problem of violence. (Abstract)
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Named Person: Mark Juergensmeyer; Bernard J F Lonergan; Mark Juergensmeyer; Bernard J F Lonergan
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Arcamone; Australian Catholic University,
OCLC Number: 885178172
Notes: Submitted in total fulfilment of the requirments of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Theology and Philosopy at the Australian Catholic University.
Description: ix, 362 leaves ; 30 cm.
Responsibility: Dominic Arcamone.

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Since many of the examples of religious violence cited by authors and commentators come out of the Islamic tradition, I have evidenced and explored more authentic aspects of the Islamic tradition that would help provide a solution to violence. I have argued that religious traditions grounded in transcendent love give rise to a new knowing, valuing, choosing and acting to address the problem of violence. (Abstract)

The aim of this thesis is to dialectically engage key symbols of religiously motivated violence through the insights of Bernard Lonergan. The scope of the thesis covers four symbols: cosmic war, martyrdom, demonisation and warrior empowerment. These symbols are employed by sociologists such as Mark Juergensmeyer and psychologists such as James Jones to argue the link between religion and violence. They have also been used by the RAND group, a non-profit think tank, through its National Security Division framing an understanding of terrorism through the metaphor of cosmic war. Each of these symbols when interpreted empirically connects warfare, religion and social order. Religion is viewed more as part of the problem and not part of the solution to violence. Bernard Lonergan's insights into knowing and valuing, choosing and loving have helped me to arrive at a number of conclusions regarding the link between religion and violence. Lonergan's insights form a common ground on which to understand the horizon of the subject. Through his insights, and those of authors influenced by him, I argue that there is a difference between distorted religion and genuine religion, between authenticity and inauthenticity of the subject. Distorted religion has the capacity to shape traditions in ways which justify violence, while genuine religion heals persons, helps them make different moral decisions when confronted with situations of conflict, and aims to explore new ways of understanding themselves as shaping history toward progress. Further, my thesis is argued from the horizon of the Catholic Christian tradition yet seeks to provide a number of categories that will speak to people from other cultural traditions.

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