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Cambridge Elements - Religion and Violence

About this Cambridge Elements series

Violence motivated by religious beliefs has become all too common in the years since the 9/11 attacks.  Not surprisingly, interest in the topic of religion and violence has grown substantially since then. This Elements series on Religion and Violence addresses this new, frontier topic in a series of ca. fifty individual Elements.  Collectively, the volumes will examine a range of topics, including violence in major world religious traditions, theories of religion and violence, holy war, witch hunting, and human sacrifice, among others. 

Area of Interest

Amongst others;

- Violence in major world religious traditions
- Theories of religion and violence
- Holy war
- Witch hunting
- Human sacrifice

About the editor - James R. Lewis

James R. Lewis is an internationally known scholar in the field of New Religious Movements and Religion and Violence.  He is Professor of Religious Studies at the Univeristy of Tromso, Norway  and the author and editor of a number of volumes, including The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Terrorism.

CONTACT THE EDITOR

If you would like more information about this series, or are interested in writing an Element, email james.lewis@uit.no

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