Confronting Religious Violence

Christian Humanism and the Moral Imagination

By Catherine M. Wallace

Confronting Religious Violence

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  • Pages: 122
  • Publication Date: 3/28/2016
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Confronting Religious Violence

Christian Humanism and the Moral Imagination

By Catherine M. Wallace

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  • ISBN: 9781498228817
  • Pages: 122
  • Publication Date: 3/28/2016
  • Retail Price: $17.00
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Confronting Religious Violence: Christian Humanism and the Moral Imagination tells the tale of Christian theocracy in the West. Who converted whom was never entirely clear: the empire did stop feeding people to the lions for public entertainment; but Christianity was theologically corrupted by its official role in legitimating empire-as-usual. That theological corruption led to crusades, inquisitions, torture, and so forth. And it leaves us with a major question: is God violent? More dangerously yet: is violence our only option in response to wrongdoing? Are we morally obligated to injure those who have injured others, to kill those who have killed others? If theocracy is a terrible idea, what is the proper relationship between church and state? We can't say that the state is never morally accountable at all. Furthermore: despite constitutional separation of church and state, hard-right Christian fundamentalism continues to play a culturally significant role in advocating military action abroad and supporting state violence at home. There is a lot at stake in reclaiming the systematic nonviolence and moral imagination of Jesus of Nazareth.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Proclaiming Christianity that can cooperate with other religions and is understood as living the way of Jesus rather than as adherence to a theory about Jesus provides a welcome antidote to the violent God emulated by adherents of the contemporary form of Christendom, which Wallace repudiates so forcefully."
--J. Denny Weaver, author of The Nonviolent God

Contributors-

Catherine M. Wallace

Bio(s)-

Catherine Miles Wallace, PhD, is a cultural historian on the faculty of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She is the author of For Fidelity: How Intimacy and Commitment Enrich Our Lives (1998).

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