U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation, Paperback Book

U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation Paperback

Part of the Religion and Violence series

Description

The military-industrial complex in the United States has grown exponentially in recent decades, yet the realities of war remain invisible to most Americans.

The U.S has created a culture in which sacrificial rhetoric is the norm when dealing in war.

This culture has been enabled because popular American Christian understandings of redemption rely so heavily on the sacrificial. 'U.S War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation' explores how the concept of Christian redemption has been manipulated to create a mentality of "necessary sacrifice".

The study reveals the links between Christian notions of salvation and sacrifice and the aims of the military-industrial complex.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Religion: general
  • ISBN: 9781845537111

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