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Empire of sacrifice [electronic resource] : the religious origins of American violence / Jon Pahl.

By: Pahl, Jon, 1958-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : New York University Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 257 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781441636645 (electronic bk.); 1441636641 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Christianity and culture -- United States | Violence -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Violence -- United States | Sacrifice -- Social aspects -- United States | United States -- Church history | RELIGION -- Christianity -- General | RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social IssuesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Empire of sacrifice.DDC classification: 261.0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : blessed brutalities -- Rethinking violence and religion in America -- Sacrificing youth : from Reefer madness to Hostel -- Sacrificing race : "the slaveholding religion" from Jarena Lee to Spike Lee -- Sacrificing gender : from "Republican mothers" to Defense of Marriage Acts -- Sacrificing humans : an empire of sacrifice from Mary Dyer to Dead man walking -- Epilogue : innocent domination in the "Global war on terror".
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-249) and index.

Introduction : blessed brutalities -- Rethinking violence and religion in America -- Sacrificing youth : from Reefer madness to Hostel -- Sacrificing race : "the slaveholding religion" from Jarena Lee to Spike Lee -- Sacrificing gender : from "Republican mothers" to Defense of Marriage Acts -- Sacrificing humans : an empire of sacrifice from Mary Dyer to Dead man walking -- Epilogue : innocent domination in the "Global war on terror".

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