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March 14, 2012 Lecture

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG210Y1
Professor
Joseph Bryant
Semester
Winter

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Religion and War Violent struggles between peoples and states Religious values beliefs practices and their social articulation in politics kinship economics education and in war Religion is often deeply implicated in group conflicts and violence1 Religion and groupethnic identity CatholicProtestant KewMuslim etc 2 Conflicts over sacred spacein holy land demolition of Babri mosque in Ayodhya said to be a Ram Temple site expropriation of aboriginal sacred places3Religion as institutional and cultural powerprivilegeforms of religious based domination and discrimination religion and law education norms values etc War as a form of social action that requires divine backingsupport patron deitiesblessings of priestsrituals to empowerpreliminary divinationsacred tendence of the deadclaims to divine favor Religions are either explicitly or implicitly ideologies of power because the forcesbeings they worship propagate are world ordering a societys kriegsetluik its preferred style of collective raping looting burning enslaving and killing is typically interwoven with the prevailing religi
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