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Violence has been a vital function of America’s heritage, tradition, and position on this planet. It has taken many types: from state-sponsored makes use of of strength reminiscent of warfare or legislation enforcement, to revolution, secession, terrorism and different activities with vital political and cultural implications. faith additionally holds an important position within the American adventure of violence, really if you have stumbled on order and that means of their worlds via spiritual texts, symbols, rituals, and ideas. but too frequently the non secular dimensions of violence, in particular within the American context, are overlooked or overstated—in both case, poorly understood. From Jeremiad to Jihad: faith, Violence, and America corrects those misunderstandings. Charting and studying the tendrils of faith and violence, this e-book finds how formative moments in their intersection in American background have inspired the tips, associations, and identities linked to the USA. faith and violence supply the most important but underutilized lenses for seeing the US anew—including its outlook on, and relation to, the world.

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