The Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence

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Andrew R. Murphy
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 20, 2011 - Social Science - 632 pages
The timely Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence brings together an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who provide a coherent state of the art overview of the complex relationships between religion and violence.
  • This companion tackles one of the most important topics in the field of Religion in the twenty-first century, pulling together a unique collection of cutting-edge work
  • A focused collection of high-quality scholarship provides readers with a state-of-the-art account of the latest work in this field
  • The contributors are broad-ranging, international, and interdisciplinary, and include historians, political scientists, religious studies scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, theologians, scholars of women's and gender studies and communication

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The Myth of Religious Violence
Disciplinary Perspectives
Anthropological Reflections
Spiritual Devotion and Self
The Sociology of Religious Violence
The Psychology
The Sanctification of Violence
The Transformation of Failure
Sacrifice and Violence
History Humiliation and Religious
Reconceptualizing Totalitarianism
Case Studies Religion
From Colonial Categories

Religion Law and Violence
Mediating Religious Violence
Gender in the Production of Religious
Traditions and Movements
Compel them to come in War Deus volt God wills
Islam and Violence
Religion and Violence in Hindu
Swm Viveknanda
Religion Violence and Shint
Confucian Ethical Action and
Violence in Chinese Religious Culture
The Dialectic of Violence in Jainism
Just War and Jihad of the Sword
Jihad and Martyrdom in Classical
Gender Religion and Violence
Biblical Metaphors
Religion and Conflict
Fundamentalist Violence
AntiJewish Violence in Late Imperial
Religion Pluralism and Conflicts
Ritual Violence and Violent Ritual
Rethinking Religion and Violence
Cromwell Mather and the Rhetoric
Future Prospects Beyond
Religion and Nonviolence
Religious Peacebuilding

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About the author (2011)

Andrew R. Murphy is Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. His research focuses on the interconnections between religious and political thought and practice, most particularly in the Anglo-American tradition. He is the author of Conscience and Community: Revisiting Toleration and Religious Dissent in Early Modern England and America (2001) and Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11 (2009); he is editor or co-editor of The Political Writings of William Penn (2002), Religion, Politics, and American Identity: New Directions, New Controversies (2006); and Literature, Culture, Tolerance (2009).

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