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Christianity, Violence, and the West
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Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror
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Buc addresses the culturally sanctioned logic that might lead a sane person to kill or die on principle, traces the circuitous reasoning that permits contradictory political actions such as coercing freedom or pardoning war atrocities, and locates religious faith at the backbone of nationalist conflict. He reflects on the contemporary American ideology of war-one that wages violence in the name of abstract notions such as liberty and world peace and that he reveals to be deeply rooted in biblical notions. A work of extraordinary breadth, Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror connects the ancient past to the troubled present, showing how religious ideals of sacrifice and purification made violence meaningful throughout history.
Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror by Philippe Buc was published by University of Pennsylvania Press in March 2015. The ISBN for Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror is 9780812246858.
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|Page last updated||23rd July 2017|
|Author / Artist||Philippe Buc|
|Publisher||University of Pennsylvania Press (March 2015)|
|Number of Pages||496|