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Christianity and American state violence in Iraq : priestly or prophetic?.

Author: Christopher A Morrissey
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge advances in international relations and global politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher A Morrissey
ISBN: 9781315186160 1315186160
OCLC Number: 1028731607
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgments; 1. Religious Ambivalence and the United States of America; What Do We Know?; Weberian Conceptual Tools; Why Did We Go to War in Iraq?; Methods; Plan of the Book; Notes; References; 2. Making 9/11 Sacred: Interpreting Threats to America; 9/11 as Discursive Context for Understanding the Debate over Iraq; America at the Turn of the Third Millennium; Encoding and Narrating Erstwhile Chaos: the War on Terror; Dominant Yet Contested The War on Terror Seeks New Targets: the Turn toward IraqConclusion; Notes; References; 3. The Battle is Joined: Religious Advocacy on Iraq; The Nature of the Debate; Direct Discussions with the Presidential Administration; Lobbying; Public Sphere Debate; Joint Public Letters in the Fall of 2002; Individual Statements from Religious Advocates; The Debate in the Media; Religious Voices in War Advertisements; Protest Mobilization; American Religion Goes International; The Religious Leadersâ#x80;#x99; Plan; Going to Rome and Beseeching the Pope; Conclusion; Notes; References 4. Different Gospels: Religious Difference in AmericaReligious Identity vis-à-vis the Nation and State; Substantive Terms of the Debate; Alternatives to War: Nonviolence and/or Pacifism; Conclusion; Notes; References; 5. The Difference?: Knowing Victims; Discovering the Importance of the Biographical; War Opponents: Direct Encounters with Others; War Proponents: Mediated Contact with Others; Caveats; Implications; Proponents and Representation of Victims; Opponentsâ#x80;#x99; Representation of Iraqis; Representation and Narration; Conclusion; Notes; References 6. Conclusion: Religion and Public Support for the War and Consequences for Our UnderstandingReligion and Public Support for the War; The Relation between Elite and Popular Support?; Consequences for Our Understanding; Notes; References; Index
Series Title: Routledge advances in international relations and global politics.
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'Perhaps there is no greater ethical dilemma for Christians than whether to support acts of war, and the question of whether to back the U.S. invasion of Iraq is a striking case in point. In this Read more...

 
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