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Kirchengeschichte: Alte Kirche, Christliche Archäologie
Geljon, Albert C., and Riemer Roukema [Eds.]
Violence in Ancient Christianity. Victims and Perpetrators.
Leiden u. a.: Brill 2014. 252 S. = Vigiliae Christianae. Supplements, 125. Geb. EUR 104,00. ISBN 978-90-04-27478-5.
Maria E. Doerfler
Religion, violence, and their intersection, including attitudes towards violence in different religious communities, are topics that have captured the scholarly imagination in recent years. The up-coming 2015 meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, for example, features nearly a dozen units or calls for papers explicitly addressing violence, on topics as diverse as »Q and Violence,« »Cooperation, Manipulation, and Violence,« as well as a session dedicated to ex-ploring themes in one of the best recent works on this topic, the late Thomas Sizgorich's Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity: Militant Devotion in Christianity and Islam (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008). The reasons for this upsurge are perhaps only too obvious; in the aftermath of 9/11, the public eye in ...
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