Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror

Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror examines the ways Christian theology has shaped centuries of violence from Christianity's first centuries up to our own day, through the crusades, the French Revolution, and more recent American wars.

Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror
Christianity, Violence, and the West

Philippe Buc

2015 | 456 pages | Cloth $69.95 | Paper $29.95
History | Religion
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction. The Object of This History
Chapter 1. The American Way of War Through the Premodern Looking Glass
Chapter 2. Christian Exegesis and Violence
Chapter 3. Madness, Martyrdom, and Terror
Chapter 4. Martyrdom in the West: Vengeance, Purge, Salvation, and History
Chapter 5. Twins: National Holy War and Sectarian Terror
Chapter 6. Liberty and Coercion
Chapter 7. The Subject of History and the Making of History
Postface. No Future to That Past

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments