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The Resource Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence, Karen Armstrong

Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence, Karen Armstrong

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Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence
Title
Fields of blood
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religion and the history of violence
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Karen Armstrong
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Religion and the history of violence
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Language
eng
Summary
A sweeping exploration of religion's connection to violence. For the first time in American history, religious self-identification is on the decline. Some have cited a perception that began to grow after Sept 11: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance and divisiveness--something bad for society. But how accurate is that view? And does it apply equally to all faiths? In these troubled times, we risk basing decisions of real and dangerous consequence on mistaken understandings of the faiths subscribed around us, in our immediate community as well as globally. And so, with her deep learning and sympathetic understanding, Karen Armstrong examines the impulse toward violence in each of the world's great religions
Summary
An in-depth exploration of the history between the world's religions and violence.
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10358409
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DLC
Dewey number
201/.76332
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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religion and the history of violence
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Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence, Karen Armstrong
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-488) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings: Farmers and herdsmen ; India: the noble path ; China: warriors and gentlemen ; The Hebrew dilemma -- Keeping the peace: Jesus: not of this world? ; Byzantiumd: the tragedy of empire ; The Muslim dilemma ; Crusade and Jihad -- Modernity: The arrival of "religion" ; The triumph of the secular ; Religion fights back ; Holy terror ; Global Jihad
Control code
20353418
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
512 pages
Isbn
9780307957047
Lccn
2014011057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence, Karen Armstrong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings: Farmers and herdsmen ; India: the noble path ; China: warriors and gentlemen ; The Hebrew dilemma -- Keeping the peace: Jesus: not of this world? ; Byzantiumd: the tragedy of empire ; The Muslim dilemma ; Crusade and Jihad -- Modernity: The arrival of "religion" ; The triumph of the secular ; Religion fights back ; Holy terror ; Global Jihad
Control code
20353418
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
512 pages
Isbn
9780307957047
Lccn
2014011057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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