The Myth of Religious Violence
James B. Murphy, Professor of Government

In The Myth of Religious Violence, William T. Cavanaugh argues that secular ideology is just as likely as religious ideology to foment violence. Why, then, he wonders, is there a pervasive perception that religion is the main source of violence in the modern world? Cavanaugh's claims in this provocative book will be debated in a conference that I'm organizing, to be held at Dartmouth on May 12, 2012.