The Myth of Religious Violence
  • Author : William T Cavanaugh
  • Release Date : 03 September 2009
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 13 : 9780195385045
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The Myth of Religious Violence Book Summary

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.

The Myth of Religious Violence

The Myth of Religious Violence

Author : William T Cavanaugh
Publisher : OUP USA
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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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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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Publisher : Routledge
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Contending that violence is often the result of scarce resources, the author maintains that scarcity and an endorsement of violence is reflected in the religious concepts of sacred space, "chosen people," and salvation....