Reconceiving Religious Conflict: New Views from the Formative Centuries of Christianity

1st Edition

Wendy Mayer, Chris L. de Wet

Published January 25, 2018
Reference - 338 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138229914 - CAT# Y308678
Series: Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

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Reconceiving Religious Conflict deconstructs instances of religious conflict within the formative centuries of Christianity, the first six centuries CE. It explores the theoretical foundations of religious conflict; the dynamics of religious conflict within the context of persecution and martyrdom; the social and moral intersections that undergird the phenomenon of religious conflict; and the relationship between religious conflict and religious identity. It is unique in that it does not solely focus on religious violence as it is physically manifested, but on religious conflict (and tolerance), looking too at dynamics of religious discourse and practice that often precede and accompany overt religious violence.

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