U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation

1st Edition

Kelly Denton-Borhaug

Routledge
Published November 1, 2011
Reference - 290 Pages
ISBN 9781845537111 - CAT# Y174893
Series: Religion and Violence

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Summary

The military-industrial complex in the United States has grown exponentially in recent decades, yet the realities of war remain invisible to most Americans. The U.S has created a culture in which sacrificial rhetoric is the norm when dealing in war. This culture has been enabled because popular American Christian understandings of redemption rely so heavily on the sacrificial. 'U.S War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation' explores how the concept of Christian redemption has been manipulated to create a mentality of "necessary sacrifice". The study reveals the links between Christian notions of salvation and sacrifice and the aims of the military-industrial complex.

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