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Read and Download Kelly Denton-Borhaug book U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TU.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation. This book was released on 2014-10-20 with total page 290 pages. Book excerpt: 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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Read and Download Kelly Denton-Borhaug book U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TU.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation. This book was released on 2014-10-20 with total page 290 pages. Book excerpt: 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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Read and Download Jennifer Baldwin book Taking It to the Streets in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTaking It to the Streets. This book was released on 2018-12-18 with total page 228 pages. Book excerpt: Taking It to the Streets: Public Theologies of Activism and Resistance is an edited volume that explores public expressions of activism and resistance to social and political oppression. Contributors reflect on the need for resistance, strategies and resources for effective activism, and prominent areas of contemporary protest.

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Read and Download Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet book Combat Death in Contemporary American Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCombat Death in Contemporary American Culture. This book was released on 2020-12-16 with total page 306 pages. Book excerpt: Combat Death in Contemporary American Culture: Popular Cultural Conceptions of War since World War II explores how war has been portrayed in the United States since World War II, with a particular focus on an emotionally charged but rarely scrutinized topic: combat death. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet argues that most stories about war use three main building blocks: melodrama, adventure, and horror. Monnet examines how melodrama and adventure have helped make war seem acceptable to the American public by portraying combat death as a meaningful sacrifice and by making military killing look necessary and often even pleasurable. Horror no longer serves its traditional purpose of making the bloody realities of war repulsive, but has instead been repurposed in recent years to intensify the positivity of melodrama and adventure. Thus this book offers a fascinating diagnosis of how war stories perform ideological and emotional work and why they have such a powerful grip on the American imagination.

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Read and Download Joseph McDonald book Exploring Moral Injury in Sacred Texts in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TExploring Moral Injury in Sacred Texts. This book was released on 2017-05-18 with total page 216 pages. Book excerpt: Moral injury is a profound violation of a human being's core moral identity through experiences of violence or trauma. This is the first book in which scholars from different faith and academic backgrounds consider the concept of moral injury not merely from a pastoral or philosophical point of view but through critical engagement with the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and American Civil Religion. This collection of essays explores the ambiguities of personal culpability among both perpetrators and victims of violence and the suffering involved in accepting personal agency in trauma. Contributors provide fresh and compelling readings of texts from different faith traditions and use their findings to reflect on real-life strategies for recovery from violations of core moral beliefs and their consequences such as shame, depression and addiction. With interpretations of the sacred texts, contributors reflect on the concerns of the morally-injured today and offer particular aspects of healing from their communities as support, making this a groundbreaking contribution to the study of moral injury and trauma.

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Read and Download Fuat Gursozlu book Peace, Culture, and Violence in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPeace, Culture, and Violence. This book was released on 2018-03-15 with total page 296 pages. Book excerpt: Peace, Culture, and Violence is a collection of essays that examine the forms of violence that permeate everyday life and explore sources of non-violence by considering topics such as thug culture, language, hegemony, police violence, war, terrorism, gender, and anti-Semitism.

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Read and Download Graham Slater book Preponderance in U.S. Foreign Policy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPreponderance in U.S. Foreign Policy. This book was released on 2018-12-12 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: Preponderance in U.S. Foreign Policy examines the factors that contribute to the presence and severity of blunders in U.S. foreign policy, focusing primarily on ideational variables inherent in the American identity. It presents a theory for their recurrence in accordance with those variables and the pursuit of the grand strategy of preponderance.

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Read and Download Brad E. Kelle book Moral Injury in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMoral Injury. This book was released on 2020-08-25 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: Moral injury has developed in earnest since 2009 within psychology and military studies, especially through work with veterans of the U.S. military’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A major part of this work is the attempt to identify means of healing, recovery, and repair for those morally injured by their experiences in combat (or similar situations). What this volume does is to provide insight into the identification of moral injury, the development of the notion, attempts to work with those affected, emerging ideas about moral injury, portraits of moral injury in the past and present, and, especially, what creative engagement with moral injury might look like from a variety of perspectives. As such, it will be an important resource for Christian ministers, chaplains, health care workers, and other providers and caregivers who serve afflicted communities.

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Read and Download Jonathan H. Ebel book G.I. Messiahs in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TG.I. Messiahs. This book was released on 2015-01-01 with total page 241 pages. Book excerpt: Introduction -- Incarnating American civil religion -- Symbols known, soldiers unknown -- In honored glory, known but to God -- Saint Francis the Fallen -- The Vietnam War as a christological crisis -- Safety, soldier, scapegoat, savior -- Conclusion : of flesh, words, and wars

Download Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq PDF

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 13: 0190840552
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Read and Download Christine Sylvester book Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCurating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq. This book was released on 2019 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: "Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq is about looking for war knowledge in unexpected places, such as war memorials, museum exhibitions, war cemeteries, and novels and memoirs. What one finds there can contradict the prescribed understandings of a particular war or, say, endorse the tendency to treat military personnel as heroes to be thanked. Especially when 'ordinary curators' display memories of their war experiences through the objects left at memorials and graves, or through the words they curate in war novels, the observer/reader gets a glimpse of actual lives lost, futures cut short and even some of the dull noncombat jobs military do in war zones. The main point is that war is a social institution and its experiences are plentiful and decentralized. Many scholars and other interested readers look for war in the decisions and movements of militaries and states, but this book's difference is that it focuses on how a variety of formal and informal war curators present the American wars in Vietnam and Iraq at a moment of American militarism"--

Download Wiley Blackwell Companion to Christian Martyrdom PDF

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ISBN 13: 1119100046
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Read and Download Paul Middleton book Wiley Blackwell Companion to Christian Martyrdom in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWiley Blackwell Companion to Christian Martyrdom. This book was released on 2020-01-27 with total page 560 pages. Book excerpt: A unique, wide-ranging volume exploring the historical, religious, cultural, political, and social aspects of Christian martyrdom Although a well-studied and researched topic in early Christianity, martyrdom had become a relatively neglected subject of scholarship by the latter half of the 20th century. However, in the years following the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, the study of martyrdom has experienced a remarkable resurgence. Heightened cultural, religious, and political debates about Islamic martyrdom have, in a large part, prompted increased interest in the role of martyrdom in the Christian tradition. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Christian Martyrdom is a comprehensive examination of the phenomenon from its beginnings to its role in the present day. This timely volume presents essays written by 30 prominent scholars that explore the fundamental concepts, key questions, and contemporary debates surrounding martyrdom in Christianity. Broad in scope, this volume explores topics ranging from the origins, influences, and theology of martyrdom in the early church, with particular emphasis placed on the Martyr Acts, to contemporary issues of gender, identity construction, and the place of martyrdom in the modern church. Essays address the role of martyrdom after the establishment of Christendom, especially its crucial contribution during and after the Reformation period in the development of Christian and European national-building, as well as its role in forming Christian identities in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. This important contribution to Christian scholarship: Offers the first comprehensive reference work to examine the topic of martyrdom throughout Christian history Includes an exploration of martyrdom and its links to traditions in Judaism and Islam Covers extensive geographical zones, time periods, and perspectives Provides topical commentary on Islamic martyrdom and its parallels to the Christian church Discusses hotly debated topics such as the extent of the Roman persecution of early Christians The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Christian Martyrdom is an invaluable resource for scholars and students of religious studies, theology, and Christian history, as well as readers with interest in the topic of Christian martyrdom.

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ISBN 13: 1317533186
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Read and Download Matthew S. Muehlbauer book The Routledge History of Global War and Society in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Routledge History of Global War and Society. This book was released on 2018-02-21 with total page 365 pages. Book excerpt: The Routledge History of Global War and Society offers a sweeping introduction to the most significant research on the causes, experiences, and impacts of war throughout history. This collection of twenty-seven essays by leading historians demonstrates how war and society studies have dramatically expanded the chronological, geographic, and thematic breadth of the field of military history. Each chapter addresses the ways in which recent scholarship has integrated cultural, ethical, environmental, medical, and ideological factors to explain both conventional conflicts and genocide, terrorism, and other forms of mass violence. The broad scope of the collection makes it the perfect primer for scholars and students seeking to understand the complex interactions of warfare and those affecting and affected by conflict.

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ISBN 13: 135199607X
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Read and Download Marie A. Failinger book Lutheran Theology and Secular Law in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLutheran Theology and Secular Law. This book was released on 2018-04-17 with total page 190 pages. Book excerpt: This collection brings together lawyers and theologians in the U.S. and Europe to reflect on Lutheran understandings of the political use of the law by secular governments. The book furthers the intellectual conversation about how Lutheran insights can be used to develop jurisprudence and specific solutions to legal issues in which there is strong conflict. It presents the basic theological and interpretive assumptions of the Lutheran tradition as they may inform the creation of legislation and judicial interpretation at local, national and international levels. The authors explore Luther’s conception of the foundations of modern secular law and understanding of vocation. The work discusses the application of Lutheran theological principles to contemporary issues such as the war on terror, native land rights, property law, family law, church and state, medical experimentation, and the criminal law of rape, providing ethical insights for lawyers and lawmakers.

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ISBN 13: 0199659281
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Read and Download Julia Meszaros book Sacrifice and Modern Thought in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSacrifice and Modern Thought. This book was released on 2013-09 with total page 279 pages. Book excerpt: This book brings together leading specialists from various academic disciplines to elucidate the modern debate about sacrifice for the first time. This debate has been fed by theological concerns, by the influence of literary and musical works, and by the encounter with non-European cultures since the Age of Discovery. While ritual sacrifice has been all but absent in European modernity, ideas, images, theories, and stories about sacrifice have been at the centreof academic, artistic, and public interest since the sixteenth century. Individual chapters discuss anthropological theories, theological controversies, philosophical interpretations, and literary usesof sacrifice. They result not in a single narrative but in a representation of the diverse factors and aspects that have contributed to modernity's obsession with the topic of sacrifice.

Download War in Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms PDF

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ISBN 13: 0737763965
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Read and Download David M. Haugen book War in Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWar in Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. This book was released on 2014-03-14 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: This critical volume explores the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, focusing particularly on the themes of war in his novel A Farewell to Arms. Readers are presented with a series of essays which lend context and expand upon the themes of the book, including viewpoints on the reasons for, and the aftereffects of, war. Contemporary perspectives on PTSD, foreign policy, and military spending allow readers to further connect the events of the book to the issues of today's world.

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ISBN 13: 069113992X
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Read and Download Jonathan H. Ebel book Faith in the Fight in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFaith in the Fight. This book was released on 2010-04-11 with total page 253 pages. Book excerpt: Faith in the Fight tells a story of religion, soldiering, suffering, and death in the Great War. Recovering the thoughts and experiences of American troops, nurses, and aid workers through their letters, diaries, and memoirs, Jonathan Ebel describes how religion--primarily Christianity--encouraged these young men and women to fight and die, sustained them through war's chaos, and shaped their responses to the war's aftermath. The book reveals the surprising frequency with which Americans who fought viewed the war as a religious challenge that could lead to individual and national redemption. Believing in a "Christianity of the sword," these Americans responded to the war by reasserting their religious faith and proclaiming America God-chosen and righteous in its mission. And while the war sometimes challenged these beliefs, it did not fundamentally alter them. Revising the conventional view that the war was universally disillusioning, Faith in the Fight argues that the war in fact strengthened the religious beliefs of the Americans who fought, and that it helped spark a religiously charged revival of many prewar orthodoxies during a postwar period marked by race riots, labor wars, communist witch hunts, and gender struggles. For many Americans, Ebel argues, the postwar period was actually one of "reillusionment." Demonstrating the deep connections between Christianity and Americans' experience of the First World War, Faith in the Fight encourages us to examine the religious dimensions of America's wars, past and present, and to work toward a deeper understanding of religion and violence in American history.

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ISBN 13: 0810124394
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Read and Download Susan McReynolds book Redemption and the Merchant God in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRedemption and the Merchant God. This book was released on 2008 with total page 241 pages. Book excerpt: Dostoevsky’s Russian chauvinism and anti-Semitism have long posed problems for his readers and critics. How could the author of The Brothers Karamazov also be the source of the slurs against Jews in Diary of a Writer? And where is the celebrated Christian humanist in the nationalist outbursts of The Idiot? These enigmas—the coexistence of humanism and hatred, faith and doubt—are linked, Susan McReynolds tells us in Redemption and the Merchant God. Her book analyzes Dostoevsky’s novels and Diary to show how the author’s anxieties about Christianity can help solve the riddle of his anti-Semitism as well as that of his Russian messianism. McReynolds’ reading demonstrates Dostoevsky suffered from a profound discomfort with the crucifixion as a vehicle for redemption. Through his work, she traces this ambivalence to certain beliefs and values that Dostoevsky held consistently throughout his life. And she reveals how this persistent ambivalence about the crucifixion led Dostoevsky to project what he didn’t like about Christianity onto the Jews—and to invest those aspects of the crucifixion that he could approve with the “Russian idea.” A radical rereading of one of the Western canon’s most revered and perplexing authors, McReynolds’ book is also a major reconfiguring of Dostoevsky’s intellectual biography and a significant contribution to literary and cultural studies.