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Life & Faith: Holy War?

CPX takes an unflinching look at claims that religion is a major cause of war and violence.

CPX takes an unflinching look at claims that religion is a major cause of war and violence.

One of the most frequent objections to Christian faith – or to religion in general – has to do with violence: that the Bible is full of violence; that Christian history is full of violence; that religion causes violence, or is too often used to justify it. In this episode of Life and Faith, Simon Smart and Natasha Moore bring together some of the many discussions of this topic in CPX interviews over the years with Bible scholars, theologians, and philosophers. Material from Iain Provan, William Cavanaugh, and Miroslav Volf – as well as a live interview with John Dickson – offers some ways forward through this thorny, and profoundly important, question.