Christianity and Violence

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence
EditorsAndrew R Murphy
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781444395747
ISBN (Print)9781405191319
StatePublished - Apr 20 2011


  • Acts of physical violence, by and against Christians - coercive relationships, individuals and groups
  • Acts of violence, sense of the tragic, the barbarous - Christian involvement in viciousness, betrayal of faith
  • Christian ecclesiastical struggles - against heretics, schismatics and infidels, in the medieval period
  • Christian scriptures, proscribing violence - as both degrading and glorifying
  • Christians, faith and war - imperial and pacifistic strains of Christianity
  • Christians, from ancient times - having understood their relationship to the world
  • Crusaders, honing their martial skills - massacring Jewish residents of Speyer
  • Eusebius of Caesarea, first historian of Christian Church - anti-Christian violence and martyrdom
  • Prototype of Christian martyrs, and Jesus - belief about soteriological workings of the Cross
  • Traditions and movements, concepts - Christianity and violence, Christian mob in North Africa of Alexandria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities

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