Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Religion, Empire, and Torture by Bruce Lincoln

In Religion, Empire, and Torture, Bruce Lincoln identifies three core components of an imperial theology that have transhistorical and contemporary relevance: dualistic ethics, a theory of divine election, and a sense of salvific mission. He shows how these religious ideas shaped Achaemenian practice and brought the Persians unprecedented wealth, power, and territory, but also produced unmanageable contradictions, as in a gruesome case of torture discussed in the book's final chapter. Close study of that episode leads Lincoln back to the present with a postscript that provides a searing and utterly novel perspective on the photographs from Abu Ghraib.

Buy Religion, Empire, and Torture by Bruce Lincoln from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780226251875
ISBN-10: 022625187X
Format: Paperback
(60mm x 90mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Religion, Empire, and Torture by Bruce Lincoln

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Religion, Empire, and Torture book by Bruce Lincoln and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Bruce Lincoln

Bruce Lincoln is the Caroline E. Haskell Professor of Divinity at the University of Chicago, where he is an associate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and sits on the Commitees on the History of Culture and the Ancient Mediterranean World.

Books By Bruce Lincoln

Between History and Myth by Bruce Lincoln
Hardback, September 2014
$88.20
Discourse and the Construction of Society by Bruce Lincoln
Paperback, July 2014
$42.26
Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars by Bruce Lincoln
Paperback, April 2012
$53.99
Conquest of a Continent by Bruce Lincoln
Paperback, May 2007
$57.60