(Un)Making Violence

Religion and Education in the (Un)Making of Violence

REA Annual Meeting 2014

7-9 November, Chicago, Illinois

REA2014 Collective Inquiry

Collective Inquiry

Have you suggestions of texts or media which might be relevant for our collective inquiry into the conference theme? Please email us your recommendations or add them to the REA14 stream, and we will consider them for this list of resources.

For Further Reading

  • Arendt, Hannah. On Violence. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970.
  • Astley, Jeff, Leslie J. Francis and Mandy Robbins. Peace or Violence: The End of Religion and Education? University of Wales Press, 2007.
  • Bieler, Andrea, Christian Bingel and Hans-Martin Gutmann, eds. After Violence: Religion, Trauma and Reconciliation. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2011.
  • Boudreau, Tyler E. Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine. Port Townsend: Feral House, 2008.
  • Brock, Rita Nakashima and Gabriella Lettini. Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War. Boston: Beacon Press, 2012.
  • Brown, Robert McAfee. Religion and Violence: A Primer for White Americans. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1973.
  • Cavanaugh, William T. The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Chomsky, Noam. Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World. New ed. Cambridge: South End Press, 2002.
  • Cram, Ronald Hecker. Bullying: A Spiritual Crisis. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2003.
  • Eller, Jack David.  Cruel Creeds, Virtuous Violence: Religious Violence across Culture and History. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2010.
  • Girard, Rene. The Scapegoat. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.
  • Girard, Renee. Violence and the Sacred. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979.
  • Giroux, Henry A. Public Spaces, Private Lives: Beyond the Culture of Cynicism, Culture and Politics Series. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers: Distributed by National Book Network, 2001.
  • Jennings, William James. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of RaceNew Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.
  • Juergensmeyer, Mark. Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
  • Kirk-Duggan, Cheryl A. Misbegotten Anguish: A Theology and Ethics of Violence. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2001.
  • Moran, Gabriel. Living Nonviolently: Language for Resisting Violence. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2011.
  • Nixon, Rob. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011.
  • Rennie, Bryan and Philip L. Tite. Religion, Terror and Violence: Religious Studies Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2008.
  • Staub, Ervin.  Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Townes, Emilie Maureen. A Troubling in My Soul: Womanist Perspectives on Evil and Suffering. Mayknoll: Orbis Books, 1993.
  • Waller, James.  Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Recommended Films

  • The Interrupters http://video.pbs.org/video/2195390746/
  • A Leap of Faith [electronic resource], Parallel Productions (New York: Films Media Group, [2013], c1996.)
  • Anatomy of Hate [electronic resource]: A Dialogue for Hope, Michael Ramsdell (New York: Films Media Group, [2013], c2009)
  • Constantine’s Sword (c2007, Oren Jacoby historical documentary http://youtu.be/BSQWHqBLrSo; http://constantinessword.com/)
  • Faces of the Enemy (c1987, Sam Keen http://youtu.be/JDq2Ja3DlGg; http://newsreel.org/)
  • Scared Sacred [electronic resource], National Film Board of Canada (New York: Films Media Group [2013], c2004)
  • The Experiment (c2004, on the 1971 Stanford prison experiment)
  • The Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends (c2006, on US military training)



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