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U.S. war-culture, sacrifice, and salvation

Author: Kelly Denton-Borhaug
Publisher: Oakville, Conn. : Equinox Pub., 2011.
Series: Religion and violence, 9.
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The military-industrial complex in the U.S. has grown exponentially in recent decades, yet the realities of war remain invisible to most Americans. A culture has been created where sacrificial rhetoric is the norm when dealing in war. This culture has been partly enabled to flourish because popular American Christian understandings of redemption rely so heavily on the sacrificial. U.S. War-culture, Sacrifice and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Denton-Borhaug
ISBN: 9781845537104 1845537106 9781845537111 1845537114
OCLC Number: 589017782
Description: viii, 279 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: War-culture and sacrifice --
Building and maintaining the drive to war: victimage rhetoric, framing, and the language of sacrifice --
A deadly nexus: "necessity," Christian salvation, and war-culture --
Rehabilitating sacrifice? --
Detranscendentalizing war --
Appendix: "Just this once" by Coleman Barks.
Series Title: Religion and violence, 9.
Other Titles: United States war-culture, sacrifice, and salvation
Responsibility: Kelly Denton-Borhaug.
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U.S. War-culture, Sacrifice and Salvation traces the enduring links between U.S. war-culture and the discourse and rituals of sacrifice.  Read more...

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