From jeremiad to jihad : religion, violence, and America by John D. Carlson, Jonathan H. Ebel
By John D. Carlson, Jonathan H. Ebel
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Between the spring of 1675 and the summer of 1676 scores of New England towns were burned, their inhabitants attacked and killed. When King Philip himself was killed in August 1676, hostilities came to a rapid conclusion. Shortly thereafter New Englanders began to produce histories of the war, trying to understand what had happened and why. One of the first came from the pen of Increase Mather. Mather’s account painted a portrait of the violence unleashed on both sides: for Mather, New England had been both a recipient of God’s violence, delivered by the Wampanoags, and an agent of divinely sanctioned violence inflicted upon the natives.
Ibid. See also Charles Kimball, When Religion Becomes Evil: Five Warning Signs (New York: HarperCollins, 2002); Charles Selengut, Sacred Fury: Understanding Religious Violence, 2d ed. (2004; reprint, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008). 10. William T. Cavanaugh’s The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009) is essential reading for those interested in these issues. 11. Talal Asad, Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993).
God’s choice to use Indians as agents of violence was not arbitrary.