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Religion And Violence

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One of the most spectacular developments in the field of religion is not that today religion is a live option for many people, and that secularism is on the wane. The religious decree was issued by the court's religious head in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state in the north of the country. One of the most important challenges of our time seems to the author to reflect on the theme of religious violence. The author's major claim in this chapter is that we have to take religious violence seriously. The global manifestations of the darker sides of religion necessitate our reconsideration of the question about what religious commitment means. For this reconsideration we simply cannot discard the many manifestations of religious violence and religious terrorism in particular.

Keywords: religious commitment; religious decree; religious terrorism; religious violence; secularism



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