From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America

John Carlson, Jonathan H. Ebel

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Abstract

Violence has been a central feature of America's history, culture, and place in the world. It has taken many forms: from state-sponsored uses of force such as war or law enforcement, to revolution, secession, terrorism and other actions with important political and cultural implications. Religion also holds a crucial place in the American experience of violence, particularly for those who have found order and meaning in their worlds through religious texts, symbols, rituals, and ideas. Yet too often the religious dimensions of violence, especially in the American context, are ignored or overstated-in either case, poorly understood. From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America corrects these misunderstandings. Charting and interpreting the tendrils of religion and violence, this book reveals how formative moments of their intersection in American history have influenced the ideas, institutions, and identities associated with the United States. Religion and violence provide crucial yet underutilized lenses for seeing America anew-including its outlook on, and relation to, the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages299
ISBN (Electronic)9780520951532
ISBN (Print)9780520271661
StatePublished - Jun 6 2012

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Religion
Jeremiad
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American History
Misunderstanding
Religious Texts
Secession
Terrorism
Culture History
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Carlson, J., & Ebel, J. H. (2012). From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America. University of California Press.

From Jeremiad to Jihad : Religion, Violence, and America. / Carlson, John; Ebel, Jonathan H.

University of California Press, 2012. 299 p.

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Carlson, J & Ebel, JH 2012, From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America. University of California Press.
Carlson J, Ebel JH. From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America. University of California Press, 2012. 299 p.
Carlson, John ; Ebel, Jonathan H. / From Jeremiad to Jihad : Religion, Violence, and America. University of California Press, 2012. 299 p.
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