Religion, empire, and torture : the case of Achaemenian Persia, with a postscript on Abu Ghraib (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Religion, empire, and torture : the case of Achaemenian Persia, with a postscript on Abu Ghraib

Author: Bruce Lincoln
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How does religion stimulate and feed imperial ambitions and violence? In Religion, Empire, and Torture, Bruce Lincoln approaches the problem via a classic but little-studied case: Achaemenian Persia." "Lincoln identifies three core components of an imperial theology that have transhistorical and contemporary relevance: dualistic ethics, a theory of divine election, and a sense of salvific mission. Beyond this, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Named Person: Achaemenid dynasty; Achaemenid dynasty; Achaemenid dynasty; Achaemenid dynasty; Achéménides (dynastie); Achämeniden.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Lincoln
ISBN: 9780226481968 0226481964
OCLC Number: 76786670
Description: xvii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Center and periphery --
God's chosen --
Creation --
Microcosms, wonders, paradise --
The dark side of paradise --
Postscript: on Abu Ghraib and some related contemporary matters.
Responsibility: Bruce Lincoln.
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How does religion stimulate and feed imperial ambitions and violence? This title identifies three core components of an imperial theology that have transhistorical and contemporary relevance:  Read more...

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"The most important book about religion and terror since Mark Juergensmeyer's Terror in the Mind of God.... Both people of faith and others urgently need to consider our global destination. Bruce Read more...

 
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