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The myth of religious violence

Summary

William Cavanaugh explains why the claim that religion leads to violence doesn't stack up.

Summary

William Cavanaugh explains why the claim that religion leads to violence doesn't stack up.

William Cavanaugh is an associate Professor of Theology at the University of St Thomas in Minnesota and the author of several books which offer a Christian critique of various aspects of Western Culture including The Myth of Religious Violence and Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire.

CPX spoke to him about why he believes that the idea that religion causes violence is a secularist myth, the spirituality of shopping, what he thinks of the GFC and what he thinks would be a better economic future.