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Does religion cause violence? : multidisciplinary perspectives on violence and religion in the modern world

Author: Scott Cowdell; Chris Fleming; Joel Hodge; Carly Osborn
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
Series: Violence, desire, and the sacred
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Does religion cause violence?
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
(DLC) 2017020572
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Cowdell; Chris Fleming; Joel Hodge; Carly Osborn
ISBN: 9781501333859 1501333852 1501333844 9781501333842
OCLC Number: 1018396482
Notes: Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Notes on Contributors --
Introduction --
Part 1. Does religion cause violence? : 1. Girard and the myth of religious violence / William T. Cavanaugh --
2. The complex relationship between violence and religion: a response to William T. Cavanaugh's "Girard and the Myth of Religious Violence" / Petra Steinmair-Pösel --
3. Why is God part of human violence? The idolatrous nature of modern religious extremism / Joel Hodge. 4. Love Your Enemies: God's New World Order / Anthony J. Kelly --
Part 2 : Violence and deterrence in the modern world --
5. "The war to end all wars" : mimetic theory and "mounting to the extremes" in a time of disaster / Sandor Goodhart --
6. The Sacred is back --
but as simulacrum / Jean-Pierre Dupuy --
7. Forms of the Sacred and the texture of hope / Sarah Bachelard --
8. The end of politics? / Chris Fleming --
9. Rites of expulsion: violence against heretics in Early Modern Catholic France / Carly Osborn. Part 3; Islamic terrorism: a case study of contemporary "religious violence". 10. Islam and violence: debunking the myths / Asma Afsaruddin --
11 Violence, religion, and the Sacred: in dialogue with Asma Afsaruddin's "Islam and violence: debunking the myths" / Paul Dumouchel --
12. Religion, radicalization, and violent extremism? / Julian Droogan and Lise Waldek --
13. Religious extremism, terrorism, and Islam: a mimetic perspective / Wolfgang Palaver --
14. The Jihadist current and the West: politics, theology, and the clash of conceptuality / Jonathan Cole. Appendix: René Girard at a glance / Scott Cowdell, Chris Fleming, and Joel Hodge --
Glossary of Key Girardian terms / Scott Cowdell, Chris Fleming, and Joel Hodge --
Further Reading.
Series Title: Violence, desire, and the sacred
Responsibility: edited by Scott Cowdell, Chris Fleming, Joel Hodge, and Carly Osborn.

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[The] essays in the volume offer something that is often lacking in scholarship in the area: a sustained interrogation of the question of religion and violence anchored in a theoretically rich Read more...

 
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