Fighting Words

The Origins Of Religious Violence

by Hector Avalos

Hardcover, 444 pages, Prometheus Books, List Price: $28.98 | purchase

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Title
Fighting Words
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The Origins Of Religious Violence
Author
Hector Avalos

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Book Summary

Contending that violence is often the result of scarce resources, the author maintains that scarcity and an endorsement of violence is reflected in the religious concepts of sacred space, "chosen people," and salvation.