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How are justifications for religious violence developed and dothey differ from secular justifications for violence? Can liberalsocieties tolerate potentially violent religious groups? Can thosewho accept religious justifications for violence be dissuaded fromacting violently? Including six in-depth contemporary case studies,The Justification of Religious Violence is the first book toexamine the logical structure of justifications of religiousviolence.

  • The first book specifically devoted to examining the logicalstructure of justifications of religious violence
  • Seeks to understand how justifications for religious violenceare developed and how or if they differ from ordinary secularjustifications of violence
  • Examines 3 widely employed premises used in religiousjustifications of violence – ‘cosmic war’, theimportance of the afterlife, and ‘sacred values’
  • Considers to what extent liberal democratic societies shouldtolerate who hold that their religion justifies violent acts
  • Reflects on the possibility of effective policy measures topersuade those who believe that violent action is justified byreligion, to refrain from acting violently
  • Informed by recent work in psychology, cognitive science,neuroscience and evolutionary biology
  • Part of the Blackwell Public Philosophy Series

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Do religious justifications for violence differ from secularjustifications for violence? The relationship between religionand violence has long been the subject of intense discussion, andindeed, followers of many different religions have committedviolent acts and attempted to justify them by appealing to theirreligious convictions. Rather than questioning whether religioncauses violence, Clarke explores how religious justifications forviolence develop and whether or not they differ from secularjustifications of violence.

Clarke demonstrates that many religiously based justificationsfor violence are as acceptable as rigorous secular justificationsfor violence, provided that crucial premises, which religionsupplies, are accepted. Religious believers are able to incorporatepremises, grounded in the metaphysics of religious world views, inarguments for the conclusion that particular violent acts arejustified.

This book considers whether and to what extent liberaldemocratic societies can and should tolerate religious believerswho believe that they are justified by their religion in actingviolently. In addition, it reflects on our prospects for developingeffective policy measures to persuade those who believe thatviolent action is justified by religion to refrain from actingviolently.

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Steve Clarke is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Australia, and a Senior Research Associate of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. He has published over sixty academic papers and is the author of Metaphysics and the Disunity of Scientific Knowledge (1998), and co-editor of three books including Religion, Intolerance and Conflict: a Scientific and Conceptual Investigation (with Russell Powell and Julian Savulescu, 2013).

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