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by James A. Haught

eBook Holy Horrors: An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and Madness epub
  • ISBN: 1573927783
  • Author: James A. Haught
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: World
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (May 30, 2002)
  • Pages: 237 pages
  • ePUB size: 1341 kb
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Religious fervor was at an extreme, and villagers were nearly obsessed with the devil and witchcraft. For a young woman to tell a lie was fodder for hysteria and violent reaction

Religious fervor was at an extreme, and villagers were nearly obsessed with the devil and witchcraft. For a young woman to tell a lie was fodder for hysteria and violent reaction. A reader would assume that poor Sally was a candidate for the gallows! The time period, prior events, and attitudes of any given time will impact any topic you study

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HOLY HORRORS chronicles the grim spectrum of religious persecution from ancient times to the present. Fully illustrated with drawings, woodcuts, and photographs, the book recounts such historic religious persecution as the Crusades, the Islamic jihads, the Catholic wars against heretics, the Inquisition, witch-hunts, and the Reformation. He is the author of 2000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People with the Couruge to Doubt and four other books.

Excerpted from Holy Horrors: An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and Madness by James A. Haught. He is also the author of numerous books and articles; his most recent book is Religion is Dying: Soaring Secularism in America and the West (Gustav Broukal Press, 2010). Haught has won 21 national newswriting awards and thirty of his columns have been distributed by national syndicates.

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Chronicles the grim spectrum of religious persecution from ancient times, including such historic massacres as the Crusades, the Islamic jihads, the Catholic wars against heretics, the Inquisition, witch hunts, the Reformation, and such atrocities as the Holocaust, and the barbaric cruelty.

Chronicles the grim spectrum of religious persecution from ancient times, including such historic massacres as the Crusades, the Islamic jihads, the Catholic wars against heretics, the Inquisition, witch hunts, the Reformation, and such atrocities as the Holocaust, and the barbaric cruelty of the theocracy in Iran. 5 people like this topic.

Discover James A. Haught famous and rare quotes. James A. Haught (1990). Holy horrors: an illustrated history of religious murder and madness. In the year 415, the woman scientist Hypatia, head of the legendary Alexandria library, was beaten to death by Christian monks who considered her a pagan. The leader of the monks, Cyril, was canonized a saint. Christian, Years, Leader. Is religion a force for good? The evidence of history and the evidence of current events cast doubt on the truism.

an illustrated history of religious murder and madness. Published 1990 by Prometheus Books in Buffalo, . Asesinato, Aspectos religiosos, Historia, History, Jihad, Murder, Persecuciones religiosas, Persecution, Religious aspects, Religious aspects of Murder, Protected DAISY, In library. Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-233).

Cogito and the History of Madness" is a paper by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida that critically responds to Michel Foucault's book the History of Madness.

When you think of saints, you envision stained-glass pictures of piety. But the truth can be horribly different. Consider Saint Pius V: As Grand Inquisitor, he sent Catholic troops to kill 2,000 Waldensian Protestants in southern Italy. After becoming pope, he sent Catholic troops to kill Huguenot Protestants in France. Pius also launched the final crusade against Muslims, sending a Christian naval armada to slaughter thousands in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. And, he intensified the Roman Inquisition, torturing and burning Catholics whose beliefs varied from official dogma. After his death, Pius was canonized a saint. Heaven help us.Holy Horrors chronicles the grim spectrum of religious persecution from ancient times to the present, including such historic massacres as the Crusades, the Islamic jihads, the Catholic wars against heretics, the Inquisition, witch hunts, the Reformation, and such atrocities as the Holocaust, the seemingly insoluble Catholic-Protestant schism in Northern Ireland, religious tribalism in Lebanon, and the barbaric cruelty of the theocracy in Iran. The antique woodcuts, paintings, prints, and contemporary photographs that illustrate the book are at once gruesome and riveting.
Comments: (7)
Angana
Everyone should have to read this book in school. Very few people know what really went on during the dark ages.
Arcanefist
"Churchies" hate ths book! Shows what religion and many its believers have done to mankind. Even today these hypocrites judge, condemn and kill from all religious beliefs. A good read.
Goldcrusher
This book is scary! To read the assembled horrors that organized religion has visited on mankind is terrifying. This book covers all of the major religions, not just the familiar Christian tales of witchcraft and the Inquisition. However, note: it is just an introduction and is written on a pretty basic level. It would make a great junior high school text, except you can't imagine who would teach it.
Frostdefender
...I was a little disappointed to receive a rather slim book (234 pages), when Amazon described it as being 661 pages. I was expecting a more scholarly work, but this is a good introduction to the subject. Someone needs to write a more in-depth book on this important topic.
caster
A tiresome steam of events and no sources cited.
Doulkree
documentary on the perceptions of religion justifying an array of methods to violently impose will or control or even seek revenge. But the book was far too general and lacked much detail and depth to be really interesting. To me it seemed cobbled together based on desk research rather than a serious effort to provide a conclusion behind what I though the book would provide.
Zovaithug
Comprehensive review of how religious intolerance has led to horrific loss of human life. A warning that is timely for the 21th century forms of religious and political intolerances. A hard read, but an essential history lesson
This is an eye opening book. I knew religion has a horrible, murderous past that Hannibal Lector could only dream of. This book is a real eye opener and a truly sad tale of how much humanity has been and still is being brutalized in the name of god. It is embarrassing how much human ignorance is a tool twisted and used by the church to commit crimes against humanity. The amazing thing is Hitler can't even come close to the horrors of the church and its body count. He was but a drop in the bucket. This book also encompasses the horrors of many religions including ones I had only vaguely heard of, nor can I pronounce them correctly. I would say that every person considering a leap of faith should read this book first before throwing your soul into the hat so to speak.

Updated:
These days all of our news and current events are captured in sound bites missing context and often framed in a way to lean left or right.

It is often said that “It is essential to understand historical context of any event when pursuing the deeper meaning of any event.”

This is especially true in the times of radical Islamic terrorism and other extremist actions around the globe and in our own country.

For example:
We can use a simple statement, taken from a moment in time, to understand the importance of historical context.
Consider this statement:
"Sally hid her hands behind her back and crossed her fingers before she answered."
This statement sounds innocent enough in the context of today's society. It wouldn't raise much of a response to read this in a book published in 2010.
Now imagine that you are reading this statement from a transcript of court documents in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Religious fervor was at an extreme, and villagers were nearly obsessed with the devil and witchcraft. For a young woman to tell a lie was fodder for hysteria and violent reaction. A reader would assume that poor Sally was a candidate for the gallows!

The time period, prior events, and attitudes of any given time will impact any topic you study

And yes, even Buddhist have been violent, that one surprised even me.

This is a very revealing and straightforward look at how violence and religion have walked hand in hand for thousands of years throughout Europe and Asia and later the Americas and even Australia.

The most darkly fascinating things is the amount of murder that was achieved before trains, cars, guns, poison gas and other modern “conveniences” came about. For example – The Nazi’s killed more than 6 million Jews. One pope, hundreds of years ago, killed 36 million people, including his own because they couldn’t tell a heretic from a believer. In fact they murdered so many people that the European economy collapsed for a century! Back then every murder was up close and personal, a one on one affair if you will. That much murder, back then, was quite the undertaking. (Pun intended)

This book is short and a quick read but is packed full of well documented historic facts that are just , well horrifying. I highly recommend it and am about to read it again. This one was a page turner. I remember how hard it was to put it down when I needed to go to sleep. I just wanted to read one more chapter after just finishing one.
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