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Onward, Secular Soldiers, Marching as to War
By Joseph R. Stromberg
This article appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

In The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict (2009), theology professor William T. Cavanaugh refutes the orthodoxy that religion uniquely fosters violence and that by imposing secularism the modern state has saved mankind from a world of sectarian violence. Cavanaugh reveals the hypocrisy of the modern nation state whose very existence is based on a secular crusade against the bogus threat of religion.



Other Independent Review articles by Joseph R. Stromberg
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    Summer 2006   Imperialism, Noninterventionism, and Revolution: Opponents of the Modern American Empire
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Volume 17 Number 3
Winter 2013

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