Fields of Blood

Fields of Blood

Religion and the History of Violence

Audiobook CD - 2014
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From the author of A History of God, an exploration of religion's connection to violence. For the first time in American history, religious self-identification is on the decline. Some have cited a perception that began to grow after Sept 11-- that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness-- something bad for society. But how accurate is that view? And does it apply equally to all faiths? In these troubled times, we risk basing decisions of real and dangerous consequence on mistaken understandings of the faiths subscribed around us, in our immediate community as well as globally. And so, Karen Armstrong examines the impulse toward violence in each of the world's great religions."--from publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Books on Tape : Random House Audio, p2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780553545463
0553545469
9780553399295
0553399292
Characteristics: 16 sound discs (ca. 20 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical
audio file,CD audio
Call Number: CD 201.72 ARM

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Jul 04, 2016

A summary of the history of major religions from the point of view of their doctrines and practices of violence, at least for the first two thirds, whilst the last third tends to meander through times and places and often resorts to special pleading. Nevertheless, well narrated by the author herself, and well worth one's time and effort.

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