The myth of religious violence : secular ideology and the roots of modern conflict

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Full title: The myth of religious violence : secular ideology and the roots of modern conflict / William T. Cavanaugh.
Main author: Cavanaugh, William T., 1962-
Format: Book           


Summary: 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.
Language: English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Classmark: A201.7 /744506
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780195385045 (hardback : alk. paper)
0195385047