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Gods At War

Author: Oliver Thomson.

Gods At War

Author: Oliver Thomson.

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Item #: D22061
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Amberley
ISBN: 9781445694719
Why are religion and warfare so often connected? The issue is complex, suggests Oliver Thomson, who points out that nearly all religions have encouraged kings, dictators, and even democracies to wage wars, supporting them with money, promises of victory, and the balm of the afterlife. In addition to the Crusades, the Thirty Years War, and the Islamic jihads, Thomson explores ... More
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Why are religion and warfare so often connected? The issue is complex, suggests Oliver Thomson, who points out that nearly all religions have encouraged kings, dictators, and even democracies to wage wars, supporting them with money, promises of victory, and the balm of the afterlife. In addition to the Crusades, the Thirty Years War, and the Islamic jihads, Thomson explores how the faithful have played a role in the Spanish Armada, the Chinse Ming, the French Revolutionary Wars, World War I, the Japanese War in the Pacific, and Vladimir Putin's manipulation of Russian churches.


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