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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
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religion and the history of violence
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Karen Armstrong
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Summary
It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence. But history suggests otherwise. Karen Armstrong, former Roman Catholic nun and one of our foremost scholars of religion, speaks out to disprove the link between religion and bloodshed. Religion is as old as humanity: Fields of Blood goes back to the Stone Age hunter - gatherers and traces religion through the centuries, from medieval crusaders to modern-day jihadists; The West today has a warped concept of religion: we regard faith as a personal and private matter, but for most of history faith has informed people's entire outlook on life, and often been inseparable from politics; humans undoubtedly have a natural propensity for aggression: the founders of the largest religions - Jesus, Buddha, the rabbis of early Judaism, the prophet Muhammad - aimed to curb violence and build a more peaceful and just society, but with our growing greed for money and wealth came collective violence and warfare; with the arrival of the modern all-powerful, secular state humanity's destructive potential has begun to spiral out of control. Is humanity on the brink of destroying itself? Fields of Blood is a celebration of the ancient religious ideas and movements that have promoted peace and reconciliation across millennia of civilization
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1944-
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Armstrong, Karen
Dewey number
201.76332
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  • Religions
  • Violence
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Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence, Karen Armstrong
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Originally published: London : The Bodley Head, 2014
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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43033763
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
518 pages
Isbn
9780099564980
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) 43033763
  • (Sirsi) 43033763
Label
Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence, Karen Armstrong
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : The Bodley Head, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
43033763
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
518 pages
Isbn
9780099564980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 43033763
  • (Sirsi) 43033763

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