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Religion and Violence


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The series examines the role of religion in the creation of cultures that allow and even encourage the creation of domestic, institutional, national and international violence.

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Religion, Torture and the Liberation of God

Religion, Torture and the Liberation of God

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Mario I Aguilar
June 30, 2021

If God can be used by the powerful to justify violence in the name of order, he can also be used by the weak to illuminate the position of the victims of political conflict. Religion, Torture and the Liberation of God explores the theological possibilities of a God who is a prisoner and a victim of...

Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence Religion, Testimony, and Visions of Healing

Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence: Religion, Testimony, and Visions of Healing

1st Edition

By Gina Messina-Dysert
August 03, 2016

Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence examines sexual violence against women, how religion and society contribute to a rape culture, and the extreme suffering endured by rape victims as a result. Using the testimony of women who have experienced both rape and the consequences of rape culture—from a ...

A Cry for Dignity Religion, Violence and the Struggle of Dalit Women in India

A Cry for Dignity: Religion, Violence and the Struggle of Dalit Women in India

1st Edition

By Mary Grey
September 17, 2014

There are over two-hundred million Dalits– people designated as "untouchable" – across South Asia. Dalit women are subject to greater oppression than men: many are denied access to education, meaningful employment and healthcare and are subjected to temple prostitution and rape. A Cry for Dignity ...

Reweaving the Relational Mat A Christian Response to Violence Against Women from Oceania

Reweaving the Relational Mat: A Christian Response to Violence Against Women from Oceania

1st Edition

By Joan Filemoni-Tofaeono, Lydia Johnson
August 08, 2014

Reweaving the Relational Mat is an integrative response to the problem of violence against women which grounds theological and sociological analysis in the praxis of Oceanian Christian women's experiences of violence. It focuses on the collusion of the church in the problem of violence against ...

The Real Peace Process Worship, Politics and the End of Sectarianism

The Real Peace Process: Worship, Politics and the End of Sectarianism

1st Edition

By Siobhan Garrigan
August 08, 2014

The Good Friday Agreement resulted in the cessation of paramilitary violence in Northern Ireland. However, prejudice and animosity between Protestants and Catholics remains. The Real Peace Process draws on extensive fieldwork in Protestant and Catholic churches across Ireland to analyse how ...

America, Amerikkka Elect Nation and Imperial Violence

America, Amerikkka: Elect Nation and Imperial Violence

1st Edition

By Rosemary Radford Ruether
August 08, 2014

America views itself as a nation inhabiting a "promised land" and enjoying a favoured relation with God. This view of unique election has been coupled with racial exclusivism and the marginalization of non-white citizens.America, Amerikkka traces the historical and ideological patterns behind ...

Faith-Based War From 9/11 to Catastrophic Success in Iraq

Faith-Based War: From 9/11 to Catastrophic Success in Iraq

1st Edition

By T. Walter Herbert
August 13, 2014

The American invasion of Iraq was largely governed by faith-based policy. The "shock and Awe" strategy, alongside a grossly mismanaged occupation, led to the loss of American lives. Faith-Based War presents an analysis of the imperialist Christian militarism behind the Bush Administration. America’...

In Search of Solutions The Problem of Religion and Conflict

In Search of Solutions: The Problem of Religion and Conflict

1st Edition

By Clinton Bennett
August 08, 2014

Religion has played a role in conflict throughout history, with religious scriptures often being used to justify violence. In Search of Solutions evaluates the role of religion in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Israel-Palestine. The book argues that religion has a tendency towards conflict and that ...

U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation

U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation

1st Edition

By Kelly Denton-Borhaug
August 08, 2014

The military-industrial complex in the United States has grown exponentially in recent decades, yet the realities of war remain invisible to most Americans. The U.S has created a culture in which sacrificial rhetoric is the norm when dealing in war. This culture has been enabled because popular ...

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