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When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
A compelling look at today's complex relationship between religion and politics In his second book, bestselling author Charles Kimball addresses the urgent global problem of the interplay between fundamentalist Abrahamic religions and politics and moves beyond warning signs (the subject of his first book) to the dangerous and lethal outcomes that their interaction can prod ...more
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Jossey-Bass
(first published March 14th 2011)
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Like most people I know, my busy life does not give me opportunities to research, experience, and begin to understand our complex world... And the "explosive mix of politics and religion in Judaism, Christianity and Islam" is one of those areas in which I constantly feel like I need a better understanding. This summer of 2014 has been particularly challenging. Through this book, Charles Kimball has gone a long way toward mitigating my deficiencies. He begins with historical explanations of the d ...more
So what is going on with ISIS? with Israel and Gaza? with the Muslims, Christians, and Jews in our very troubled nations? How do our religious beliefs drive our governments? In this complex religious and political world of many different beliefs, Charles Kimball shows us the commonalities of our beliefs, how they differ, and most insightfully, how the extremists in every belief system are threatening our freedoms. He has lived in and studied the Near East for many years. He is an ordained Baptis ...more