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It's one of history's greatest ironies that religion has often been bound up with cruelty and violence. In this thought-provoking work, Kirk-Duggan asks why. From a womanist perspective, she examines the role of religion and violence in slavery, the civil rights movement, and today's youth culture. 206 pages, softcover from Augsburg/Fortress.
What does religion have to do with fomenting or transcending violence? In this fascinating work, Kirk-Duggan documents and analyzes religion's involvement in violence -- for good and ill -- in the Bible, slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, and the youth scene of today.