The myth of religious violence : secular ideology and the roots of modern conflict
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The myth of religious violence : secular ideology and the roots of modern conflict / William T. Cavanaugh.
|Main author:||Cavanaugh, William T., 1962- (Author)|
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The author argues against the belief that religion is universal to all human cultures and eras, discussing how Western cultures distinguish a difference between what is secular and what is religion, and examining how the West uses the idea of religious violence as a justification for peacekeeping, whereas religious violence from other social orders is often considered fanatical.
Oxford ; New York :
Oxford University Press,
Includes bibliographical references and index.