Making War in the Name of God

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Kensington Books, 2007 - History - 212 pages
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Based on exhaustive research and written with an unflinching, unbiased eye, Making War in the Name of God unveils humanity's ancient habit of justifying bloodshed in the name of religion - and exposes a past that seems doomed to repeat itself every day in the morning headlines and every night on the evening news. From the first Jihads of the seventh century and the Crusades of the Middle Ages, to the wars of the Reformation and the sectarian violence of today, Catherwood traces the fascinating history of holy war in a sobering look at the connection between war and religion.
 

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Contents

Religious War A Brief Introduction
1
The Crusades
24
The Islamic Superpower The Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire 13541922
60
One King One Law One Faith
80
The Poetry of Genocide Celebrating Religious Murder in Verse
130
A War on Terror or A Case of Continuing Conflict Life Since 911
168
Conclusion
177
Bibliography
195
Index
205
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Christopher Catherwood is Martyn Lloyd-Jones' grandson. He has taught 20th century and church history at the Cambridge-based INSTEP programme and is an Associate of Churchill College, Cambridge.

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