By Bettina Koch
This quantity explores theoretical discourses within which faith is used to legitimize political violence. It examines the ways that Christianity and Islam are applied for political ends, particularly how violence is used (or abused) as an expedient to justify political motion. This study makes a speciality of premodern in addition to modern discourses within the heart East and Latin the United States, making a choice on styles usually used to justify the deployment of violence in either hegemonic and anti-hegemonic discourses. moreover, it explores how premodern arguments and gurus are applied and remodeled with a view to legitimize modern violence in addition to the ways that using faith as a method to justify violence alters the character of conflicts that aren't in a different way explicitly non secular. It argues that almost all previous and current conflicts, no matter if the discourses approximately them are performed in non secular phrases, have origins except faith and/or mix faith with different explanations, particularly socio-economic and political injustice and inequality. figuring out the use and abuse of faith to justify violence is a prerequisite to discerning the character of a clash and may therefore give a contribution to clash answer.
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Patterns Legitimizing Political Violence in Transcultural Perspectives: Islamic and Christian Traditions and Legacies (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – Tension, Transmission, Transformation) by Bettina Koch