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Constructing Cosmic War: Rhetorical Outbidding and Religious Violence

  title={Constructing Cosmic War: Rhetorical Outbidding and Religious Violence},
  author={Peter S. Henne},
With the rise of religious violence in recent decades, a great amount of scholarly attention has focused on determining what role (if any) religion plays in these conflicts. Existing approaches, however, overlook the mechanisms through which religion influences violence. In contrast, I take a relational approach to religious violence in this article, arguing that the process of rhetorical outbidding can help explain the nature of religious violence. Groups engaged in political violence do not… 

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