Intro Religions Slide 18 Cosmic War

Intro Religions Slide 18 Cosmic War - Absolute dichotomy...

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Christianity (Editors vs. Wink) Just war theory Jus ad bellum (cause) and jus in bello (conduct) Islam (Qur’an and Osman) The Cow, conditions for war, fighting oppression Jihad = striving Hinduism (Bhagavad Gītā and Gandhi) Bhagavad Gītā, Arjuna, Krishna Varnashramadharma, Duty to fight Samkhya, separation between body and self Gandhi, real external war is symbolic of internal war Satyagraha, logical outcome of Gita is non-violent resistance
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Mark Juergensmeyer Context 1940-, Sociology professor, UCSB 2003, Terror in the Mind of God: The global rise of religious violence Not specific to a religious tradition, universal theory ‘Divine Warfare’ vs. ‘Just War’ theory Osama bin laden example (148), Why does he call it ‘Cosmic’? (149)
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‘Cosmic war’ characteristics Grand scenarios
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Unformatted text preview: Absolute dichotomy (152) Us vs. them Absolute certainty Goal of annihilation of the enemy War is already ongoing (152-153) Bray example Desperation Ancient roots (154-156) What makes cosmic war work? (158) Cosmic war characteristics Symbolic War Eucharist example (war as a ritual/rite) Chaos (161-162) Violence is an aspect of control (death, pollution) Inherent in religion? Goal of religion is to conquer violence? When do the symbols become violent? (163) Defense of identity Unthinkable to lose Hopeless in real time/real terms Can we solve cosmic war ? (1:00ff) Abortion debate as cosmic war Just war theory applied? Rational analysis of issues Cosmic war issue? Paul Hill What is cosmic about his perspective?...
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