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Religious mythology and the art of war : comparative religious symbolisms of military violence / James A. Aho.

Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1981.
ISBN 0313225648, 9780313225642

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Subjects Guerre -- Aspect religieux.
Guerre -- Mythologie.
War -- Mythology.
War -- Religious aspects.
Series Contributions to the study of religion ; no. 3.
Description xv, 258 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-240) and index.
Contents Claims, definitions, and confessions -- The immanentist-cosmological war myth and military ethic -- Huitzilopochtli's feast: sacramental warfare in ancient Mexico -- The dharma of the kshatriya: the celebration of military violence in Hinduism -- Martial play in the Christian world -- The gentleman warrior: ritual warfare in ancient China -- Mysticism and the martial arts: the meaning of bushidò„ in Tokugawa Japan -- The transcendent-historical war myth and military ethic -- Divine transcendence: the ancient Hebraic military ethic -- The Islamic jihad -- The Protestant ethic and the spirit of violence -- Holy war and the question of ethics.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6734327
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WorldCat Identities Aho, James Alfred, 1942-
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