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Does Religion Cause Violence

@inproceedings{Cavanaugh2007DoesRC,
  title={Does Religion Cause Violence},
  author={William T. Cavanaugh},
  year={2007}
}
In this essay, I am going to challenge that conventional wisdom, but not in the ways it is usually challenged by people who identify themselves as religious. Such people will sometimes argue that the real motivation behind so-called religious violence is in fact economic and political, not religious. Others will argue that people who do violence are, by definition, not religious. The Crusader is not really a Christian, for example, because he doesn't really understand the meaning of… 

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