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Religious mythology and the art of war : comparative religious symbolisms of military violence

Author: James Alfred Aho
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1981.
Series: Contributions to the study of religion, no. 3.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Alfred Aho
ISBN: 0313225648 9780313225642
OCLC Number: 6734327
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 258 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Claims, definitions, and confessions --
The immanentist-cosmological war myth and military ethic --
Huitzilopochtli's feast: sacramental warfare in ancient Mexico --
The dharma of the kshatriya: the celebration of military violence in Hinduism --
Martial play in the Christian world --
The gentleman warrior: ritual warfare in ancient China --
Mysticism and the martial arts: the meaning of bushidō in Tokugawa Japan --
The transcendent-historical war myth and military ethic --
Divine transcendence: the ancient Hebraic military ethic --
The Islamic jihad --
The Protestant ethic and the spirit of violence --
Holy war and the question of ethics.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of religion, no. 3.
Responsibility: James A. Aho.

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