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The myth of religious violence : secular ideology and the roots of modern conflict

Author: William T Cavanaugh
Publisher: New York [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : [Online-Ausg.]
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Cavanaugh challenges conventional wisdom by examining how the twin categories of religion and the secular are constructed. He examines how timeless and transcultural categories of 'religion and 'the secular' are used in arguments that religion causes violence.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William T Cavanaugh
ISBN: 9780195385045 0195385047
OCLC Number: 608488831
Notes: Gesehen am: 05.10.2009.
Reproduction Notes: Oxford Oxford Univ. Press. online Ressource. Online-Ausg.
Description: 272 S.
Contents: INTRODUCTION ; Chapter 1: The Myth of Religious Violence ; Chapter 2: The Invention of Religion ; Chapter 3: The Creation Myth of the Wars of Religion ; Chapter 4: The Uses of the Myth ; NOTES
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: William T. Cavanaugh.
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Cavanaugh challenges conventional wisdom by examining how the twin categories of religion and the secular are constructed. He examines how timeless and transcultural categories of 'religion and 'the secular' are used in arguments that religion causes violence.

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William Cavanaugh is a radical theologian who engages in subtle cultural analysis. David Martin, Times Literary Supplement Transforming the widely accepted narrative of religious violence will not be Read more...

 
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