Religion and Violence: A Dialectical Engagement Through the Insights of Bernard Lonergan
By: Dominic Arcamone (author)Paperback
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The aim of Religion and Violence is to engage dialectically key symbols of religiously motivated violence through the insights of Bernard Lonergan. Sociologists and psychologists argue the link between religion and violence, but religion is viewed more as part of the problem and not part of the solution to violence. Bernard Lonergan's insights have helped the author arrive at a number of conclusions regarding the link between religion and violence. He argues that there is a difference between distorted religion and genuine religion, between authenticity and inauthenticity of the subject. Distorted religion has the capacity to shape traditions in ways that justify violence, while genuine religion heals persons, helps them make different moral decisions when confronted with situations of conflict, and aims to explore new ways of understanding themselves as shaping history toward progress.
Dominic Arcamone works as a mission manager in healthcare. He has been a sessional lecturer for the Australian Catholic University since 2007. His theological reflection has been enhanced through integrating the insights of the Canadian philosopher and theologian Bernard Lonergan.
Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Why Draw on the Insights of Bernard Lonergan? 2 A Selective Literature Review 3 Lonergan, Religion, and Violence 4 A Dialectical Engagement with Cosmic War: Cosmos 5 A Dialectical Engagement with Cosmic War: Warfare 6 A Constructive Engagement with Warfare 7 A Dialectical Engagement with Martyrdom 8 A Dialectical Engagement with Demonization 9 A Dialectical Engagement with Warrior Empowerment 10 Conclusions Bibliography Index
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