Unformatted text preview: Us v them, good v evil, tribe v enemy Hos tility toward stranger not hos pitality Enemy – Stranger unknown, aggressor, faceless, absolute evil Theology of War (and the enemy) – construction of the enemy as non-human is crucial to justifying a war of good v evil; easy to dev. a theological understanding of us being good, on God’s side; it is our duty to God to destroy the enemy and evil In propaganda (and entertainment) the enemy is often seen as non-human, nazi campaign shows Jews as rats, in movies the enemy is a monster or alien; must de-humanize the enemy because it is hard for one person to kill another Paper: response to film due next Tuesday...
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- Spring '08
- Gnosticism, Manichaeism, Manes