Violence

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA companion to atheism and philosophy
EditorsGraham Oppy
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Chapter28
Pages421-435
Number of pages15
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781119119227
ISBN (Print)9781119119180 , 9781119119111
Publication statusPublished - 01 May 2019

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