Religion and violence

  title={Religion and violence},
  author={Henry Lee Munson},
  pages={223 - 246}
  • H. Munson
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
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The impact of religion on violence remains ambivalent in the litterature. On the one hand, religions and their teachings of peace or compassion are identified as deterrents in the commission of
Israeli- Palestinian Ethnic Conflict
  • H. Munson
  • The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion
  • 2021


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