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The Resource Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence, Karen Armstrong

Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence, Karen Armstrong

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Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence
Title
Fields of blood
Title remainder
religion and the history of violence
Statement of responsibility
Karen Armstrong
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion's connection to violence. For the first time in American history, religious self-identification is on the decline. Some have cited a perception that began to grow after Sept 11: That faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance and divisiveness--something bad for society. But how accurate is that view? And does it apply equally to all faiths? In these troubled times, we risk basing decisions of real and dangerous consequence on mistaken understandings of the faiths subscribed around us, in our immediate community as well as globally. And so, with her deep learning and sympathetic understanding, Karen Armstrong examines the impulse toward violence in each of the world's great religions
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Armstrong, Karen
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.V55
LC item number
A76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Violence
Label
Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence, Karen Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book" -- from title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Pt. 1: Beginnings. Farmers and herdsmen ; India : the noble path ; China : warriors and gentlemen ; The Hebrew dilemma -- Pt. 2: Keeping the peace. Jesus : not of this world? ; Byzantium : the tragedy of empire ; The Muslim dilemma ; Crusade and jihad -- Pt. 3: Modernity. The arrival of "religion" ; The triumph of the secular ; Religion fights back ; Holy terror ; Global jihad
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
512 pages
Isbn
9780307957047
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014011057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence, Karen Armstrong
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book" -- from title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Pt. 1: Beginnings. Farmers and herdsmen ; India : the noble path ; China : warriors and gentlemen ; The Hebrew dilemma -- Pt. 2: Keeping the peace. Jesus : not of this world? ; Byzantium : the tragedy of empire ; The Muslim dilemma ; Crusade and jihad -- Pt. 3: Modernity. The arrival of "religion" ; The triumph of the secular ; Religion fights back ; Holy terror ; Global jihad
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
512 pages
Isbn
9780307957047
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014011057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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