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by Hector Avalos

Author: Hector Avalos
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Prometheus Books; First Edition, First Printing edition (April 8, 2005)
Pages: 444 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.5
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Well, Hector Avalos, anthropologist and associate professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, has written a book about violence . I'm sure to use this book a lot in the future whenever I find myself in a religious debate. 65 people found this helpful.

Well, Hector Avalos, anthropologist and associate professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, has written a book about violence and its importance to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, and if that wasn't enough, it's published by Prometheus Books, known to publish books that are - to say the least - quite skeptical towards religions at large.

Hector Avalos (born October 8, 1958) is a professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, biblical scholar, and the author of several books on religion. Avalos is an atheist and advocate of secular humanist ethics. As a child he was a fundamentalist Pentecostal preacher, child evangelist and faith healer,and became so interested in the bible that he immersed himself in Biblical Hebrew.

Hector Avalos offers a new theory for the role of religion in violent conflicts

Hector Avalos offers a new theory for the role of religion in violent conflicts. Starting with the premise that most violence is the result of real or perceived scare resources, Avalos persuasively argues that religion creates new scarcities on the basis of unverifiable or illusory criteria. Is religion inherently violent? If not, what provokes violence in the name of religion? Do we mischaracterize religion by focusing too much on its violent side?In this intriguing, original study of religious violence, Prof. Hector Avalos offers a new theory for the role of religion in violent conflicts.

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Fighting Words Avalos, Hector Random House (USA) 9781591022848 : Offering a theory for the role of religion in violent conflicts, this book argues that religion creates new scarcities on the b.

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His book Fighting Words: The Origins of Religious Violence (2005) used scarce resource theory to explain the role of religion in violence. Avalos argues that all conflict is usually the result of some resource that is either scarce or perceived to be scarce. This could range from love in a family to energy on a global scale. When religion causes violence, it does so because it has created a new scarce resource somewhere. Such scarce resources could include sacred space ("The Holy Land"), group privileging, and eternal life.

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Iowa State University, havalosate. The first centers on the words of perpetrators of violence them-selves

Iowa State University, havalosate. edu/philrs books Part of the Biblical Studies Commons, and the Ethics in Religion Commons. Religious violence has preoccupied me ever since I began to ask myself how I could hold sacred the Bible, a book tilled with so much violence. I then expanded the question to how anyone today can deem sacred those books that endorse any level of violence. The first centers on the words of perpetrators of violence them-selves. Too often in debates about religion and conflict, the attribution of motives is based on secondary sources or faulty deductions.

Publisher: Prometheus Books. There is a name label on the inside front cover. Rated fair because the book has a smokey smell. Publish date: 04/08/2005.

Is religion inherently violent? If not, what provokes violence in the name of religion? Do we mischaracterize religion by focusing too much on its violent side?In this intriguing, original study of religious violence, Prof. Hector Avalos offers a new theory for the role of religion in violent conflicts. Starting with the premise that most violence is the result of real or perceived scarce resources, Avalos persuasively argues that religion creates new scarcities on the basis of unverifiable or illusory criteria. Through a careful analysis of the fundamental texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Dr. Avalos explains how four "scarce" resources have figured repeatedly in creating religious violence: sacred space (churches, temples, holy cities); the creation of holy scriptures (exclusive revelations); group privilege (chosen people, the predestined select few); and salvation (only some are saved). Thus, Avalos shows, religious violence is often the most unnecessary violence of all since the scarce resources over which religious conflicts ensue are not actually scarce or need not be scarce.Comparing violence in religious and nonreligious contexts, Avalos makes the compelling argument that if we condemn violence caused by scarce resources as morally objectionable, then we must consider even more objectionable violence provoked by alleged scarcities that cannot be proven to exist. Moreover, he shows how many modern academic biblical scholars and scholars of religion maintain the value of sacred texts despite their violence.This serious philosophical examination of the roots of religious violence adds much to our understanding of a perennial source of widespread human suffering.