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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 Gods 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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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course RELS 208 taught by Professor Am during the Spring '08 term at St. Joseph CT.
- Spring '08