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THE GREAT HOLY WAR PB

THE GREAT HOLY WAR PB
The war was fought by the worlds leading Christian nations, who presented the conflict as a holy war. A steady stream of patriotic and militaristic rhetoric was served to an unprecedented audience, using language that spoke of holy war and crusade, of apocalypse and Armageddon. But this rhetoric was not mere state propaganda.....
 
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ISBN/EAN: 9780745956732
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Publisher: LION HUDSON
Author: JENKINS PHILIP
 
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The war was fought by the worlds leading Christian nations, who presented the conflict as a holy war. A steady stream of patriotic and militaristic rhetoric was served to an unprecedented audience, using language that spoke of holy war and crusade, of apocalypse and Armageddon. But this rhetoric was not mere state propaganda.

Philip Jenkins reveals how the widespread belief in angels, apparitions, and the supernatural, was a driving force throughout the war and shaped all three of the Abrahamic religions Christianity, Judaism, and Islam paving the way for modern views of religion and violence. The disappointed hopes and moral compromises that followed the war also shaped the political climate of the rest of the century, giving rise to such phenomena as Nazism, totalitarianism, and communism. Connecting remarkable incidents and characters from Karl Barth to Carl Jung, the Christmas Truce to the Armenian Genocide Jenkins creates a powerful and persuasive narrative that brings together global politics, history, and spiritual crisis. We cannot understand our present religious, political, and cultural climate without understanding the dramatic changes initiated by the First World War. The war created the worlds religious map as we know it today.

About the Author

Philip Jenkins is the Distinguished Professor of History and a member of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. Described by The Economist as one of Americas best scholars of religion, he has a PhD from Cambridge University and has written over twenty books including The Lost History of Christianity, and over a hundred articles and reviews. He has published articles and op-ed pieces in The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe and is a regular on radio shows.

Publisher: Lion Hudson
Published: 20 Mar 2015
Paperback: 448 pages
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