Making War in the Name of God

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Making War in the Name of God
  • Christopher Catherwood
  • English
  • 19 February 2019
  • 0806527854

About the Author: Christopher Catherwood

Christopher Catherwood is a writer and historian based in Cambridge He has taught at the University of Cambridge and the University of Richmond, Virginia An expert on Winston Churchill, his previous books include the bestseller Winston s Folly.


Making War in the Name of GodBased on exhaustive research and written with an unflinching, unbiased eye toward revealing the often painful truth, this book unveils humanitys ancient habit of sanctifying bloodshed and exposes a past that seems doomed to repeat itself. New Read Making War in the Name of God By Christopher Catherwood For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Making War in the Name of God

  1. Sam says:

    Poorly written, poorly edited lots of syntactical, typographical errors , and poorly planned.As the author says in the first sentence of the conclusion, the book covers some 1400 years of history of religious violence, and all this in 193 pages of text Catherwood discusses Islamic imperialism during the Caliphate eras, Christian Crusades, Balkan events of the 1990s, and contemporary radical Islamic terrorism each section is so short, however, that he must assume that his reader is somewhat Poorly written, poorly edited lots of syntactical, typographical errors , and poorly planned.As the author says in the first sentence of the conclusion, the book covers some 1400 years of history of religious violence, and all this in 193 pages of text Catherwood discusses Islamic imperialism during the Caliphate e...

  2. Bruinrefugee says:

    I was disappointed in this book On some level, I had hoped it would be a survey of religious violence down the ages including the many examples outside the three Middle Eastern derived religions tied together with some theoretical thoughts It s certainly not that, focusing instead almost entirely on Islamic Christian conflict with a bit of the Reformation thrown in for good measure.It s hard to put a finger on the book exactly It s greatest part is the author s take on various author s I was disappointed in this book On some level, I had hoped it would be a survey of religious violence down the ages including the many examples outside the three Middle Eastern derived religions tied together with some theoretical thoughts It s certainly not that, focusing instead almost entirely on Islamic Christian conflict with a bit of the Reformation thrown in for good measure.It s hard to put a finger on the book exactly It s greatest part is the author s take on various author s positions arguments regarding portions of that conflict as well as his personal opinion about where Islam is today and may be going As a kind of historiography of other books, it s got a great b...

  3. Noor says:

    Another gift from my dear husband And no doubt a five stars book As a muslum, reading such a book that is written by a practicing christian is a very mind opening an enriching experience.The writer discusses the religious wars in general But to me, reading the parts in which Islam was a part of the story where very important because one can never realize how he looks if he only looks from within You need to look at yourself from the outside to evaluate yourself.The writer s ...

  4. Roger Green says:

    No single book is enough to read on this subject However, Catharwood gives a fairly balanced account when it comes to his discourse analysis He has lots of references to other thinkers and their perspectives to contextualize the discussion, but he s also readable and has a sense of humor at times hard to do with the topic He s a self avowed Christian of the West and frames his discussion towards a public that identified traditionally with a secularization thesis, but I was skeptical of No single book is enough to read on this subject However, Catharwood gives a fairly balanced account when it comes to his discourse analysis He has lots of references to other thinkers and their perspectives to contextualize the discussion, but he s also readable an...

  5. Jim Good says:

    Short book covering the recent history of religious war from a western sensibility Spends much time on the Crusades with the premise that recent western apologies for them are unwarranted and harmful to Christian Muslim relations today Unwarranted because they were the result of many different things including Muslim attacks on Christiandom and harmful because it gives reason towards feeding extremist Muslim groups Seems to argue that the Muslim faith needs to have its own Reformation type Short book covering the recent history of religious war from a western sensibility Spends much time on the Crusades with the premise that recent western apologies for them are unwarranted and harmful to Christian Muslim relations today Unwarranted because they were the result of many different things including Muslim attacks on Christiandom and harmful because it gives reason towards feeding extremist Muslim groups S...

  6. Rick says:

    For centuries those who go to war in the name of God believe that only they are right and that everyone else is wrong What is most appalling are the cruelties done in the name of God, torture, mass murder genocide, rape ...

  7. Josh says:

    The author spends half the time describing the terrors and horrors of non Christian religion and the other half explaining why real Christianity doesn t support violence The author admits at the beginning that we all suffer from biases, but ...

  8. Jose Manuel says:

    Breve y no excesivamente apasionante relaci n de guerras por motivos religiosos Desde las primeras jihads del siglo VII, pasando por las cruzadas, hasta el terrorismo actual.