The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict [Audiobook] download free by William T. Cavanaugh

The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict Audiobook download free by William T. Cavanaugh
  • Listen audiobook: The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict
  • Author: William T. Cavanaugh
  • Release date: 2009/12/10
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Religious
  • ISBN: 9780195385045
  • Rating: 7.63 of 10
  • Votes: 594
  • Review by: Cadence Stein
  • Review rating: 9.64 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/21
  • Duration: 3H43M39S in 256 kbps (59.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-11
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WMA, MP3, MPEG-4 DST, WAV, MPEG4, FLAC (compression CBZ, ZIP, LZ, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 296
  • Includes a PDF summary of 32 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 23M35S (6.4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: The idea that religion has a dangerous tendency to promote violence is part of the conventional wisdom of Western societies, and it underlies many of our institutions and policies, from limits on the public role of religion to efforts to promote liberal democracy in the Middle East. William T. Cavanaugh challenges this conventional wisdom by examining how the twin categories of religion and the secular are constructed. A growing body of scholarly work explores howthe category 'religion' has been constructed in the modern West and in colonial contexts according to specific configurations of political power. Cavanaugh draws on this scholarship to examine how timeless and transcultural categories of 'religion and 'the secular' are used in arguments that religioncauses violence. He argues three points: 1) There is no transhistorical and transcultural essence of religion. What counts as religious or secular in any given context is a function of political configurations of power; 2) Such a transhistorical and transcultural concept of religion as non-rational and prone to violence is one of the foundational legitimating myths of Western society; 3) This myth can be and is used to legitimate neo-colonial violence against non-Western others, particularlythe Muslim world.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Philosophy Of Religion, Violence In Society, Religious Groups: Social & Cultural Aspects, Christian Life & Practice, Religion & Politics
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 63.11 USD
  • Dimensions: 154.94x238.76x30.48mm
  • Weight: 317.51g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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