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Aristocratic Violence and Holy War Studies in the Jihad and the Arab-Byzantine Frontier (American Oriental Series) by Michael Bonner

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Aristocratic Violence and Holy War: Studies in the Jihad and the Arab-Byzantine Frontier American Oriental Series Volume 81 of New Ways in Tesol Series II: Author: Michael David Bonner: Publisher: American Oriental Society, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: ISBN: , Length:   Aristocratic Violence and Holy War: Studies in the Jihad and the Arab-Byzantine Frontier, by Michael Bonner. (American Oriental Series 81) pages, appendices, glossary, bibliography, indices. New Haven, CT: American Oriental Society, $ (Cloth) ISBN - Volume 30 Issue 2 - Kate LangAuthor: Kate Lang. Aristocratic Violence and Holy War: Studies in the Jihad and the Arab-Byzantine Frontier by Michael BonnerMICHAEL BONNER. American Oriental Series, vol. New Haven: AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY, Pp. xv $Michael Bonner's studies, although they can be read independently, are united by a number of common themes and questions, and by. Even in secularized or explicitly non-Christian societies, such as the Soviet Union of the Stalinist purges, social and political projects are tied to religious violence, and religious conceptual structures have influenced the ways violence is imagined, inhibited, perceived, and patterns that emerge from this sweeping history.

Religion, violence and “holy wars” Hans Küng* Hans Küng is professor emeritus for ecumenical theology at the University of Tübingen. During the II Vatican Council he served as theological counsellor, he is the author of inter alia, Theology for the Third Millennium; Christianity and the World Religions;. The context is clearly holy war, and the scope of violence is broadened to include "hypocrites" - those who call themselves Muslims but do not act as such. (See also: Response to Apologists) Quran () - "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out.   “Violence in the Old Testament” may refer generally to the Old Testament’s descriptions of God or human beings killing, destroying, and doing physical harm. As part of the activity of God, violence may include the results of divine judgment, such as God’s destruction of “all flesh” in the flood story (Gen. ) or God raining fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. –25).Author: Jerome F. D. Creach. Aristocratic Violence and Holy War. Studies in the Jihad and the Arab-Byzantine Frontier it was amazing avg rating — 2 ratings — published /5.

First there are the doves, the pacifists who are opposed to all war and all violence. We all have sympathy for this position. The biblical image of heaven, after all, is of peace and harmony, where people "will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Jihad in Islamic History originally appeared in French as Le Jihad: origines, interprétations, combats. Bonner is also the author of Aristocratic Violence and Holy War: Studies in the Jihad and the Arab-Byzantine Frontier and Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times.   That there was violence in the Old Testament is indisputable. The question is whether Old Testament violence is justifiable and condoned by God. In his bestselling book The God Delusion, atheist Richard Dawkins refers to the God of the Old Testament as “a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser.” Journalist Christopher Hitchens complains. I began writing on this theme—Christianity and violence—at the edge of the desert. The setting was Morocco, – The occasion was an Arabiclanguage collective volume devoted to the violence and the “religions of the book,” where I traced for a local audience some longue durée themes in the Western understanding of coercion.