Thinking About Religion and Violence

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Thinking About Religion and Violence

2018

Embark on a global, 24-lecture investigation of the roots of religious violence that offers more informed ways of thinking about it. You'll consider how faiths view concepts like human sacrifice and martyrdom, the ways...

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Jason C. Bivins

In This Series

Religion and Violence: A Strange Nexus
Episode 1
Religion and Violence: A Strange Nexus
Defining Religion and Violence
Episode 2
Defining Religion and Violence
Violence in Sacred Texts
Episode 3
Violence in Sacred Texts
Martyrdom, Sacrifice, and Self-Harm
Episode 4
Martyrdom, Sacrifice, and Self-Harm
Scapegoating and Demonology
Episode 5
Scapegoating and Demonology
Understanding Witch Trials
Episode 6
Understanding Witch Trials
The Apocalyptic Outlook
Episode 7
The Apocalyptic Outlook
Racial Violence and Religion
Episode 8
Racial Violence and Religion
Religion and Violence against Women
Episode 9
Religion and Violence against Women
Sexuality, Morality, and Punishment
Episode 10
Sexuality, Morality, and Punishment
Heresies and Their Suppression
Episode 11
Heresies and Their Suppression
Religion and Just War Theory
Episode 12
Religion and Just War Theory
Peace as a Religious Ideal
Episode 13
Peace as a Religious Ideal
War Gods and Holy War
Episode 14
War Gods and Holy War
Religious Violence in Israel
Episode 15
Religious Violence in Israel
Religious Violence in India
Episode 16
Religious Violence in India
Religion's Relationship with Slavery
Episode 17
Religion's Relationship with Slavery
Native Americans and Religious Violence
Episode 18
Native Americans and Religious Violence
Violence and "Cults"
Episode 19
Violence and "Cults"
Anti-Catholicism in Europe and America
Episode 20
Anti-Catholicism in Europe and America
The Persistence of Anti-Semitism
Episode 21
The Persistence of Anti-Semitism
Islam, Violence, and Islamophobia
Episode 22
Islam, Violence, and Islamophobia
Religion and Terrorism
Episode 23
Religion and Terrorism
What We Can Do About Religious Violence
Episode 24
What We Can Do About Religious Violence