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Religious Violence

Author(s): Ivan Šijaković
Subject(s): Politics and religion, Politics and society, Studies in violence and power, Nationalism Studies, Victimology
Published by: Akademija Nauka i Umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine
Keywords: religious violence; religion; faith; combat religion and religious ideology;

Summary/Abstract: The paper analyzes some characteristics of religious violence as one of the most prevalent forms of violence in the modern world. The paper traces the roots of religious violence and sees them in spreading the faith as “combat” religion, that is the religious ideology that does not tolerate others and different, there is no tolerance for diversity and is used as an instrument for the internal homogenization of religious communities. The very special moment in the work is presenting the thesis that the faith and religion are not the same, that they are conflicting facts in the life of human. The faith is simulated, alienated and imposed “objective religiosity,” while religion is internal, unique, indivisible, unexplained mental, emotional and moral strength of man, the individual.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 03+04
  • Page Range: 95-103
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bosnian