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African Traditional Religion and Violence  

Nathalie Wlodarczyk

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter analyzes a wide range of African customs and legends. It demonstrates that African traditional religion offers notions of a thriving spirit world which provides “sacred ... More

Buddhist Traditions and Violence  

Michael Jerryson

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter discusses the history of Buddhist traditions and violence, concentrating on the scriptural justifications, symbols, and actual manifestations of violence. It covers Theravada ... More

Catholicism, Revolution, and Counter-Revolution in Twentieth-Century Latin America  

Stephen J. C. Andes

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Mar 2020
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Mar 2020
Revolution divided Roman Catholics during the twentieth century in Latin America. Although Catholic activists formed ranks on all sides of Latin America’s social conflict, revolutionary ... More

Cities as One Site for Religion and Violence  

Saskia Sassen

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter covers the question of organized religions in the complex global modernity. It explores a range of interactions between the rise of cities as key global spaces for economic, ... More

Divergent Modes of Religiosity and Armed Struggle  

Harvey Whitehouse and Brian McQuinn

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter investigates one of the most powerful mechanisms by which groups may be formed, inspired, and coordinated—ritual—which may be defined as normative behavior with an ... More

Early Islamic and Classical Sunni and Shi‘ite Apocalyptic Movements  

David Cook

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
Almost all Islamic apocalyptic materials are to be found in the hadith, in the form of Muhammadan preaching. They consist of categories of lesser and greater signs, which will precede the ... More

Education  

Simone Schweber

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article examines Holocaust education, which now takes place across continents and grade-levels and through diverse programs and pedagogies. It argues that research about these efforts ... More

Environmental Millennialism  

Robin Globus and Bron Taylor

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article offers a description of the phenomenon of environmental millennialism. Environmentalism synthesises hard science and religion to formulate millennial themes. Although relevant ... More

Eschatology and Politics  

Stephen H. Webb

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Dec 2007
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Sep 2009
No theologian has done more to show the political significance of eschatology than Jürgen Moltmann. For Moltmann, the subject matter of all theology should be focused on hope, and ... More

Europe  

Jan‐Werner Müller

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article argues that the Holocaust took place within a distinct normative vision of Europe as a privileged embodiment of certain values, namely the Nazis' authoritarian and antisemitic ... More

Genocide and the Religious Imaginary in Rwanda  

Christopher C. Taylor

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter, which concentrates on the violent imaginaries that informed the reports and deeds of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, reviews the perseverance of pre-colonial notions of a sacred ... More

Germany  

Jeffrey Herf

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article examines the Holocaust's impact on postwar German politics, identity, and international conduct. It shows that a distinctive form of memory of the Holocaust arose in Germany ... More

Ghettos  

Martin C. Dean

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
The Germans created more than 140 ghettos in the Polish territories incorporated into the Reich, approximately 380 in the General Government, and more than 600 in other occupied ... More

Greater Germany  

Wolf Gruner

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article surveys the concept and reality of ‘Greater Germany’. After World War I, the idea of bringing all European Germans together in a single political entity was shared by many ... More

Gypsies, Homosexuals, and Slavs  

John Connelly

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
Other groups — for example, Sinti and Roma, homosexuals, and Slavs — were swept up in the maelstrom of the Holocaust, but not for the same reasons as Jews and not with the same ... More

Hizbullah in Lebanon  

Bassel F. Salloukh and Shoghig Mikaelian

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This article examines the development and ideology of Lebanon’s foremost political party, the Hizbullah. It compares and contrasts Hizbullah’s past and present manifestations, and traces ... More

Israel  

Boaz Cohen

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
Established in 1948, three years after the defeat of Nazi Germany, the State of Israel remains intrinsically connected to the Holocaust. It influences cultural norms, education, and ... More

Japanese Millennial Movements  

Helen Hardacre

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article introduces the Japanese millennial movements, which came into contact with its western counterparts in the nineteenth century. While periodization has been intrinsic to ... More

Jewish Culture  

Jeffrey Shandler

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article argues that the Holocaust not only has become a mainstay of Jewish culture but also has engendered an array of cultural practices across the spectrum of Jewish ideological and ... More

Jews  

Dan Michman

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
Identifying Jews solely as victims of the Holocaust, a classification long employed in Holocaust studies, begs more questions than it answers, because this approach tends to underplay the ... More

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