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Citation

Lewis JR, Dawson LL. Numen 2018; 65(2-3): 117-124.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2018, Brill Academic Publishers)

DOI

10.1163/15685276-12341490

PMID

unavailable

Abstract

In the late modern world, contrary to expectation, politics has become more and not less entwined with religion, and often in conrtexts involving violent clashes of identities. The tragic events of 9/11 thrust this linkage into the spotlight in ways few could ignore. Yet, 2 decades later, and in the wake of the ISIS Califate, we are still struggling to understand the relationship. The task is daunting. With 9/11 most felt holy warriors carried out the attacks, some decided that Islam was clearly to blame, case closed. Others -- especially the New Atheists who found a wide audience after 9/11 -- did not stop at Islam and instead said that all religions are bad because they all inspire senseless violence. This article investigates perspectives on the role religion plays in global violence.


Language: en

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