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Religion and violence.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -185) and index.
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Introduction Faith-based war Catastrophic success American blindspot Religious trauma America the beautiful Defending God's chosen City on a hill Alternative cities Amalek Limitless divine sanction Land of promise Wine of astonishment Rival traditions The fire of freedom The shining city as God Christian soldiers The president as mystic Drinking the Kool Aid Conquest as liberation Saddam as Hitler Unreal cities Avenging angel Saint George Christlike sacrifice The wrath of the Lamb Six-gun saviors Make-believe cowboys Messiahs on horseback Six-gun saviors in the White House Moral clarity and moral collapse Shock and awe Moral clarity in battle Dead certainty Shaken souls A theology of torture Advertising the dark side A theology of torture UnAmerican activities Coda: Hooded man.