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Empire of sacrifice : the religious origins of American violence

Author: Jon Pahl
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is widely recognized that American culture is both exceptionally religious and exceptionally violent. Americans participate in religious communities in high numbers, yet American citizens also own guns at rates far beyond those of citizens in other industrialized nations. Since9/11, United States scholars have understandably discussed religious violence in terms of terrorist acts, a focus that follows United  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Additional Physical Format: Also issued in e-book format:
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Pahl
ISBN: 9780814767627 0814767621 9780814767641 0814767648
OCLC Number: 326484275
Description: xiv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : blessed brutalities --
Rethinking violence and religion in America --
Sacrificing youth : from Reefer Madness to Hostel --
Sacrificing race : "the slaveholding religion" from Jarena Lee to Spike Lee --
Sacrificing gender : from "Republican mothers" to defense of marriage acts --
Sacrificing humans.
Responsibility: Jon Pahl.
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