Some scholars, such as Juergensmeyer (2003) and Avalos (2005), argue that religion is a significant cause of violence. Others, including Ward (2006) and Kimball (2008),argue that religion is not a significant cause of violence, even though it is often used as an excuse for violence. Furthermore, they point out, religion can be used to help prevent violence.1 There is deep disagreement about the significance of the causal relationship between religion and violence and about its overall direction. The depth of this disagreement is indicative of the difficulties involved in understanding the relationship between religion and violence.
|Title of host publication||A companion to atheism and philosophy|
|Place of Publication||Hoboken, NJ|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Print)||9781119119180 , 9781119119111|
|Publication status||Published - 01 May 2019|