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  • Fields of Blood

  • Religion and the History of Violence
  • By: Karen Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Karen Armstrong
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11 perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness - something bad for society. But how accurate is that view? With deep learning and sympathetic understanding, Karen Armstrong sets out to discover the truth about religion and violence in each of the world’s great traditions, taking us on an astonishing journey from prehistoric times to the present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rethinking Violence and Religion

  • By Milton Big Elk on 11-05-14

Faith, Blood and Iron

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Reviewed: 04-27-15

Armstrong's well researched and broad overview of the history of religion and violence provides a powerful argument against the New Atheist saw that religion is the greatest source of evil. Instead she shows that violence is a complex response to external causes.

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