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Cruel creeds, virtuous violence : religious violence across culture and history, Jack David Eller

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Cruel creeds, virtuous violence : religious violence across culture and history
Title
Cruel creeds, virtuous violence
Title remainder
religious violence across culture and history
Statement of responsibility
Jack David Eller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eller, Jack David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Anthropology of religion
Label
Cruel creeds, virtuous violence : religious violence across culture and history, Jack David Eller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-426) and index
Contents
Understanding violence : What is violence? ; What makes violence possible, and likely? ; A model of expanding violence ; Conclusion: Hurting without feeling bad, or feeling anything at all -- Understanding religion : What is religion? ; Populating the religious domain: beings, forces, and "types" of religion ; "Local" versus "world" religions ; The functions of religion: explanation, control, and legitimation ; Conclusion: Society, supernatural agents, and violence -- Sacrifice : What is sacrifice? The diversity of sacrifice ; Theories of sacrifice: Girard and Burkett ; Toward a better understanding of sacrifice -- Self-injury : Religious self-mortification: a cry of pain to the spirits ; Asceticism: religious athletes ; Pain, but what gain? ; Martyrdom: death on principle ; The selfish selflessness of martyrs and other self-mortifiers -- Persecution : What is persecution? ; Religious persecution in the ancient/non-Christian world ; Early persecution of Christians ; Early persecutions by Christians ; Persecution in Islam ; The persecutions of witches ; Persecution of religion by antireligion ; Persecution by the American religious right ; The virtues of persecuting, and being persecuted -- Ethnoreligious conflict : Ethnicity, culture, religion, and conflict ; Ethnoreligious conflicts in the modern world ; Why ethnoreligious conflict now? -- War : The Religion and the War in "religious war" ; Religious war among the ancient Hebrews ; "Holy war" in Christianity: the Crusades ; "Holy war" in Christianity: the European religious wars ; The Taiping "rebellion" in China ; Islam and jihad ; War in Hinduism ; "Fighting orders": saintly soldiers ; The mythology of war -- Homicide and abuse : When is religious crime "religious" and "crime"? ; Religious homicide ; Religious abuse: women and spouses ; Religious abuse of children ; But religion is supposed to make people "good" and "moral" -- Religion and nonviolence : What is nonviolence? ; Religion is nonviolence ; The religious contribution to nonviolence
Control code
ocn635483730
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
451 p.
Isbn
9781616142186
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022136
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)635483730
Label
Cruel creeds, virtuous violence : religious violence across culture and history, Jack David Eller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-426) and index
Contents
Understanding violence : What is violence? ; What makes violence possible, and likely? ; A model of expanding violence ; Conclusion: Hurting without feeling bad, or feeling anything at all -- Understanding religion : What is religion? ; Populating the religious domain: beings, forces, and "types" of religion ; "Local" versus "world" religions ; The functions of religion: explanation, control, and legitimation ; Conclusion: Society, supernatural agents, and violence -- Sacrifice : What is sacrifice? The diversity of sacrifice ; Theories of sacrifice: Girard and Burkett ; Toward a better understanding of sacrifice -- Self-injury : Religious self-mortification: a cry of pain to the spirits ; Asceticism: religious athletes ; Pain, but what gain? ; Martyrdom: death on principle ; The selfish selflessness of martyrs and other self-mortifiers -- Persecution : What is persecution? ; Religious persecution in the ancient/non-Christian world ; Early persecution of Christians ; Early persecutions by Christians ; Persecution in Islam ; The persecutions of witches ; Persecution of religion by antireligion ; Persecution by the American religious right ; The virtues of persecuting, and being persecuted -- Ethnoreligious conflict : Ethnicity, culture, religion, and conflict ; Ethnoreligious conflicts in the modern world ; Why ethnoreligious conflict now? -- War : The Religion and the War in "religious war" ; Religious war among the ancient Hebrews ; "Holy war" in Christianity: the Crusades ; "Holy war" in Christianity: the European religious wars ; The Taiping "rebellion" in China ; Islam and jihad ; War in Hinduism ; "Fighting orders": saintly soldiers ; The mythology of war -- Homicide and abuse : When is religious crime "religious" and "crime"? ; Religious homicide ; Religious abuse: women and spouses ; Religious abuse of children ; But religion is supposed to make people "good" and "moral" -- Religion and nonviolence : What is nonviolence? ; Religion is nonviolence ; The religious contribution to nonviolence
Control code
ocn635483730
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
451 p.
Isbn
9781616142186
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022136
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)635483730

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