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7044 -- KIPPENBERG, HANS G.

Aktuelle religiöse Gewalt aus der Perspektive von Handlungstheorien
Paideuma 49.2003:31-59

Keywords: violence and religion, religion and violence, Islamic violence, Christian violence, action theory and violence

Current religious violence from the perspective of action theory
This paper is based on a lecture at the Frobenius Institute, Frankfurt, in 2002. Kippenberg discusses instructions of the terrorists of 9/11, 2001, an Islamic account of this attack as the victory of the believers over the "heathens". He then discusses theories related to religion and violence since the 1970s, Christian acts of violence from "Jonestown to Waco", the situation in Iran in 1978, and an interpretation of events in Lebanon and Palestine/Israel in the 1980s and 1990s.

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