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Religion und Krieg
Dietrich, Manfried, Wilhelm Dupré, Ansgar Häußling and Rüdiger Schmitt, editors

Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2015 pp. viii + 285. €86.00

Series Information
Mitteilungen für Anthropologie und Religionsgeschichte, 22

Description: It is obviously that war and power caused by religious motifs are not only subjects of historical and religio-historical researches, but one of the most demanding items as well in current political and religious discussions as in dialogues of cultural science in the 21st century. This reinforcing recurrence of conflicts caused by religious motifs is subject of research by the science of religion, ethnology, theology, historical studies, studies of ancient Near East, Egyptology and Islamic studies and lead to interdisciplinary researches about that phenomenon. The 42th und 43th annual conferences of the Deutsche Religions-geschichtliche Studiengesellschaft by the headline „religion and war“ discussed the religious legitimation of power and war. This volume presents the results of the meetings.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Ancient Near East, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Religions, Social-Scientific Approaches, Anthropology

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Review by Bob Becking
Published 5/9/2019
Citation: Bob Becking, review of Manfried Dietrich, Wilhelm Dupré, Ansgar Häußling, and Rüdiger Schmitt, eds., Religion und Krieg, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2019).

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