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The Resource Holy war, martyrdom, and terror : Christianity, violence, and the West, Philippe Buc

Holy war, martyrdom, and terror : Christianity, violence, and the West, Philippe Buc

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Holy war, martyrdom, and terror : Christianity, violence, and the West
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Holy war, martyrdom, and terror
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Christianity, violence, and the West
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Philippe Buc
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eng
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Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror examines the ways that Christian theology has shaped centuries of conflict from the Jewish-Roman War of late antiquity through the First Crusade, the French Revolution, and up to the Iraq War. By isolating one factor among the many forces that converge in war—the essential tenets of Christian theology—Philippe Buc locates continuities in major episodes of violence perpetrated over the course of two millennia. Even in secularized or explicitly non-Christian societies, such as the Soviet Union of the Stalinist purges, social and political projects are tied to religious violence, and religious conceptual structures have influenced the ways violence is imagined, inhibited, perceived, and perpetrated. The patterns that emerge from this sweeping history upend commonplace assumptions about historical violence, while contextualizing and explaining some of its peculiarities. 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. --provided by publisher
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1961-
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Buc, Philippe
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index present
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BT736.15
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.B83 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Haney Foundation series
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  • Violence
  • Political violence
  • War
  • Martyrdom
  • Terrorism
  • Christentum
  • Gewalt
  • Theologie
  • Kristendom
  • Martyrskap
  • Krig
  • Terrorism
  • Våld
  • Politiskt våld
  • Martyrdom
  • Terrorism
  • Violence
  • War
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Holy war, martyrdom, and terror : Christianity, violence, and the West, Philippe Buc
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Includes bibliographical references ( pages371-421) and index
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The object of this history -- The American way of war through the premodern looking-glass -- Christian exegsis and violence -- Madness, martyrdom, and terror -- Martyrdom in the West: vengence, purge, salvation, and history -- Twins: national holy war and sectarian terror -- Liberty and coercion -- The subject of history and the making of history -- Postface: No future to that past?
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893455587
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24 cm
Extent
viii, 445 pages
Isbn
9780812246858
Lccn
2014040781
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Specific material designation
regular print
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(OCoLC)893455587
Label
Holy war, martyrdom, and terror : Christianity, violence, and the West, Philippe Buc
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages371-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The object of this history -- The American way of war through the premodern looking-glass -- Christian exegsis and violence -- Madness, martyrdom, and terror -- Martyrdom in the West: vengence, purge, salvation, and history -- Twins: national holy war and sectarian terror -- Liberty and coercion -- The subject of history and the making of history -- Postface: No future to that past?
Control code
893455587
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 445 pages
Isbn
9780812246858
Lccn
2014040781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)893455587
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