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Sanctified Aggression: Legacies of Biblical and Post-Biblical Vocabularies of Violence

Sanctified Aggression Legacies of Biblical and Post Biblical Vocabularies of Violence Sanctified Aggression allies itself neither with the easy assumption that religions are by definition violent and that only the secular humanist humane can offer a place of refuge from the ravages of

  • Title: Sanctified Aggression: Legacies of Biblical and Post-Biblical Vocabularies of Violence
  • Author: Yvonne Sherwood
  • ISBN: 9780567080608
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sanctified Aggression allies itself neither with the easy assumption that religions are by definition violent and that only the secular humanist humane can offer a place of refuge from the ravages of religious authority nor with the equally facile opposing view that religion expresses the best of human aspirations and that this best is always capable of diffusing or suSanctified Aggression allies itself neither with the easy assumption that religions are by definition violent and that only the secular humanist humane can offer a place of refuge from the ravages of religious authority nor with the equally facile opposing view that religion expresses the best of human aspirations and that this best is always capable of diffusing or sublating the worst Rather, it works from the premise that biblical, Jewish and Christian vocabularies continue to resonate, inspire and misfire.Some of the essays here explore how these vocabularies and symbols have influenced, or resonate with, events such as the massacre of Jews in Jedwabne, Poland 1941 , the Rwandan Massacre 1994 , the tragedy at Columbine High School 1999 and the emergence of the Phineas Priesthood of white supremacists in North America Other contributors examine how themes of martyrology, sacrifice and the messianic continue to circulate and mutate in literature, music, drama and film The collective conclusion is that it is not possible to control biblical and religious violence by simply identifying canonical trouble spots, then fencing them off with barbed wire or holding peace summits around them.Nor is it always possible to draw clear lines between problem and non problem texts, witnesses and perpetrators, victims and aggressors or reality and art.

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