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Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence  Cover Image Book Book

Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence / Karen Armstrong.

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  • ISBN: 0307957047 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780307957047 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780307957047 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0307957047 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780307957047 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0307957047 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780307401960
  • ISBN: 0307401960
  • Physical Description: 512 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-488) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1. Beginnings. Farmers and herdsmen ; India : the noble path ; China : warriors and gentlemen ; The Hebrew dilemma -- Part 2. Keeping the peace. Jesus : not of this world? ; Byzantium : the tragedy of empire ; The Muslim dilemma ; Crusade and jihad -- Part 3. Modernity. The arrival of "religion" ; The triumph of the secular ; Religion fights back ; Holy terror ; Global jihad.
Summary, etc.:
"From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, 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.
Subject: Violence > Religious aspects.

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