The Resource Violence and belief in late antiquity : militant devotion in Christianity and Islam, Thomas Sizgorich

Violence and belief in late antiquity : militant devotion in Christianity and Islam, Thomas Sizgorich

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Violence and belief in late antiquity : militant devotion in Christianity and Islam
Title
Violence and belief in late antiquity
Title remainder
militant devotion in Christianity and Islam
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Sizgorich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity, Thomas Sizgorich seeks to understand why and how violent expressions of religious devotion became central to the self-understandings of both Christian and Muslim communities between the fourth and ninth centuries. Sizgorich argues that the cultivation of violent martyrdom as a path to holiness was in no way particular to Islam; rather, it emerged from a matrix put into place by the Christians of late antiquity. Paying close attention to the role of memory and narrative in the formation of individual and communal selves, Sizgorich identifies a common pool of late ancient narrative forms upon which both Christian and Muslim communities drew. In the process of recollecting the past, Sizgorich explains, Christian and Muslim communities alike elaborated iterations of Christianity or Islam that demanded of each believer a willingness to endure or inflict violence on God's behalf and thereby created militant local pieties that claimed to represent the one "real" Christianity or the only "pure" form of Islam. These militant communities used a shared system of signs, symbols, and stories, stories in which the faithful manifested their purity in conflict with the imperial powers of the world
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Cataloging source
CN8ML
Dewey number
201/.7633209
Index
index present
LC call number
BT736.15
LC item number
.S57 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Violence and belief in late antiquity : militant devotion in Christianity and Islam, Thomas Sizgorich
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9780812207446
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-382) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER ONE: "The Devil Spoke from Scripture": Boundary Maintenance and Communal Integrity in Late Antiquity; CHAPTER TWO: "The Living Voice of Kindred Blood": Narrative, Identity, and the Primordial Past; CHAPTER THREE: "What Has the Pious in Common with the Impious?" Ambrose, Libanius, and the Problem of Late Antique Religious Violence; CHAPTER FOUR: "Are You Christians?" Violence, Ascetics, and Knowing One's Own; CHAPTER FIVE: "Horsemen by Day and Monks by Night": Narrative and Community in Islamic Late Antiquity
  • CHAPTER SIX: "The Sword Scrapes Away Transgressions": Ascetic Praxis and Communal Boundaries in Late Antique IslamCHAPTER SEVEN: "Do You Not Fear God?" The Khawarij in Early Islamic Society; CHAPTER EIGHT: "This Is a Very Filthy Question, and No One Should Discuss It": The Messy World of Ibn Hanbal; CONCLUSION; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Control code
ocn794700791
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 398 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812241136
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b29269234
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794700791
  • pebcs0812207440

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