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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 in the Balkan Wars  

Vjekoslav Perica

This article examines the roles of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church in Croatia, and the Islamic religious authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1991–1995 war inWestern ... 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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