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The Construction of Evil and the Violence of Purification  

David Frankfurter

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter explores the construction of evil and the strategies of violence in purification. Prurient fascination and righteous revulsion both recreate and repel each other, developing ... More

Religion and Violence from Literary Perspectives  

Margo Kitts

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter investigates how violence gets into religious texts and how it gets out of them, into action. Religious literatures clearly help to provide archives of cosmologies, memories, ... More

Violent Death in Religious Imagination  

Margo Kitts

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter reviews the selected religious myths of violent death under three rubrics: when death is primordially wrong; when violent death is cosmically right; and when violent death, ... More

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