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The Resource How to win a cosmic war : God, globalization, and the end of the War on Terror, Reza Aslan

How to win a cosmic war : God, globalization, and the end of the War on Terror, Reza Aslan

Label
How to win a cosmic war : God, globalization, and the end of the War on Terror
Title
How to win a cosmic war
Title remainder
God, globalization, and the end of the War on Terror
Statement of responsibility
Reza Aslan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A cosmic war is a religious war, not between armies or nations, but between the forces of good and evil, a war in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting a cosmic war. Scholar Reza Aslan maintains that by infusing the War on Terror with the same kind of religiously polarizing rhetoric, the United States is also fighting a cosmic war--a war that can't be won. This book is both an in-depth study of the ideology fueling militants throughout the Muslim world, and an exploration of religious violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Aslan argues that we must strip conflicts of their religious connotations and address the earthly grievances that always lie behind the cosmic impulse. How do you win a cosmic war? By refusing to fight in one.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aslan, Reza
Dewey number
320.5/57
Index
index present
LC call number
BP182
LC item number
.A6 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jihad
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Globalization
Label
How to win a cosmic war : God, globalization, and the end of the War on Terror, Reza Aslan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-214) and index
Contents
Pt. 1: The geography of identity. The borderless self ; A land twice promised -- Pt. 2: God is a man of war. Zeal for your house consumes me ; An army of believers ; The near and the far -- Pt. 3: The end of the war as we know it. Generation E ; The middle ground
Control code
ocn276228927
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 228 p.
Isbn
9781400066728
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008049246
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1102440
  • (OCoLC)276228927
Label
How to win a cosmic war : God, globalization, and the end of the War on Terror, Reza Aslan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-214) and index
Contents
Pt. 1: The geography of identity. The borderless self ; A land twice promised -- Pt. 2: God is a man of war. Zeal for your house consumes me ; An army of believers ; The near and the far -- Pt. 3: The end of the war as we know it. Generation E ; The middle ground
Control code
ocn276228927
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 228 p.
Isbn
9781400066728
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008049246
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1102440
  • (OCoLC)276228927

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