More Moral than God: Taking Responsibility for Religious Violence (Hardback)Charlene Burns (author)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 15 mm
This interesting book focuses on the psychological and spiritual character of religious violence, and is a useful complement to political and social analyses of what has become a global problem. Rather than finding fault with religion, Burns rightly focuses on religious violence as a human creation, and searches for solutions in the spiritual dimensions of the human psyche. -- Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California, Santa Barbara
A psychologically informative account of religious violence. Recommended. * CHOICE, June 2009 *
In this vitally important new book, Charlene Burns challenges us to look beyond superficial explanations of religious violence to confront its deeper sources in personal psychological conflict. She carefully surveys the many forms of religiously-related violence around the world and, using the insights of archetypal psychology, shows how individual experiences of suffering, injustice, and deprivation can prompt these bursts of aggressive rage. Burns combines a bracing moral rigor with tremendous scholarly sophistication to analyze what may be the thorniest problem in an increasingly multi-cultural world. -- Kelly Bulkeley, Graduate Theological Union
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