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U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation : Religion and Violence - Kelly Denton-Borhaug

U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation

Religion and Violence

Paperback Published: 10th December 2011
ISBN: 9781845537111
Number Of Pages: 290

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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.

Preface Introduction 1. War-Culture and Sacrifice 2. Building and Maintaining the Drive to War: Victimage Rhetoric, Framing, and the Language of Sacrifice 3. A Deadly Nexus: Necessity,A" Christian Salvation and War-Culture 4. Rehabilitating Sacrifice? 5. Detranscendentalizing War Appendix: 'Just This Once' by Coleman Barks

ISBN: 9781845537111
ISBN-10: 1845537114
Series: Religion and Violence
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 10th December 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.46