THEORETICAL REFLECTIONS ON VIOLENCE AND RELIGION: IDENTITY, POWER, PRIVILEGE AND DIFFERENCE (WITH REFERENCE TO THE HISPANIC WORLD) F RANCISCO D IEZ DE V ELASCO Summary The purpose of this paper is to reflect, from a theoretical point of view, on the relationship between violence and religion. The historic examples, taken mainly from the Hispanic world, aim to show that even if violence is an habitual component in religions, it is not at all a necessary combination, either in regards to religion in gen- eral or to any religion in particular. For this purpose, four aspects will be brought up in which the binomial religion-violence is manifested in a more characteristic way. The first has to do with identity: religion as a sign of identity can allow for a systematic and religiously correct resource for violence. The second aspect deals with the relationship between power and religion, in particular in its relation to the religious legitimization of power and the violence that goes along with its practice. The third aspect refers to privilege, generator of violence in a number of orders (between humans and animals, men and women, powerful and subjected, center and periphery, religious leaders and their followers,
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Published: Jan 1, 2005
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