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Armageddon in Christian, Sunni, and Shia Traditions  

Michael A. Sells

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Jan 2013
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This chapter, which looks at the actual or alleged cases of apocalypticism within contemporary Iranian Shi'ite, Saudi Sunni, and American Christian circles, evaluates the issue of ... More

Christianity and Torture  

Karen L. King

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter considers the religious justifications for and against torture. It also describes the torturous narratives at Christianity's foundations, the notion of redemptive martyrdom, ... More

Just War and Legal Restraints  

John Kelsay

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter offers an older notion of just war, particularly as it developed in relation to the changing place of Christianity in Europe and North America. The just war idea presents a way ... More

Religion and Violence in Christian Traditions  

Lloyd Steffen

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter investigates the theological justifications for violence within the sources of the Christian traditions, and also reports the symbolic representations of violence in the ... More

Religiously Motivated Violence in the Abortion Debate  

Julie Ingersoll

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter, which concentrates on the North American Christian case in investigating the role of violence in the religious controversy about abortion, assesses the religiously legitimated ... More

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