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Fulfillmentment of a Dream
Orion Anderson and Richard Koenigsberg
Pioneering the online publication of scholarship, the Ideologies of War Website has attracted a world-wide audience—exploring the sources and meanings of collective forms of violence. A recent publication by Zhuo Chen, "Violence as Sacred Sacrifice," fulfills a dream that we have had since 2006: a paper that uses the materials on our website to generate an exciting, groundbreaking insight.

The boxes directly below contain the names of the authors Chen cites in his paper. You will recognize many of these names—some of the most prominent and respected scholars in the world. The standards of Library of Social Science are as rigorous as those of any refereed journal. What's more, when we distribute a publication, more people read the paper in a single day than read a typical journal article in its lifetime.

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for the names of the articles Chen cites—
with links to the papers
. We encourage you to bookmark these links for future reference.

Scott Atran
Director of Research in Anthropology, National Center for Scientific Research
Jay W. Baird
Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University
Morton Brænder
Professor of Political Science, Aarhus University
Michael Bryson
Professor of English, California State University, Northridge
Carol Delaney
Professor Emeritus of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University
Drew Gilpin Faust
President, Harvard University
Yael S. Feldman
Professor of Hebrew Culture And Education, New York University
Ángel Gómez
Director, Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Roger Griffin
Professor of Modern History, Oxford Brookes University
Stanley Hauerwas
Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law, Duke University
David Ingle
Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, Widener University
James W. Jones
Professor Emeritus of the Psychology of Religion, Rutgers University
Paul Kahn
Professor of Law and the Humanities, Yale University
Richard A. Koenigsberg
Director, Library of Social Science
Marie Lecomte-Tilouine
Research Director, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Gerald F. Linderman
Professor Emeritus of History, University of Michigan
Carolyn Marvin
Professor Emeritus of Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Hammad Sheikh
Research Fellow, The New School for Social Research
Walter A. Skya
Director of Asian Studies, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Brian Victoria
Fellow, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Oxford
Michael Vlahos
Professor of Global Security Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Pingchao Zhu
Professor of History, University of Idaho

References for "Violence as Sacred Sacrifice" (Zhuo Chen)

Afsaruddin, A. (2013). Striving in the path of God: Jihad and martyrdom in Islamic thought. New York: Oxford University Press.

Atran, S., Sheikh, H., & Gomez, A. (2014). For cause and comrade: Devoted actors and willingness to fight. Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution, 5(1), 41-57.

Azzam, A. (2002). Martyrs: The building blocks of nations. Retrieved 2/2/2017 from english.religion.info/2002/02/01/document-martyrs-the-building-blocks-of-nations/
Baird, J. W. (1990). To Die for Germany: Heroes in the Nazi Pantheon. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Berger, P. L. (1967). The sacred canopy: Elements of a sociological theory of religion. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books.
Brænder, M. (2009). Justifying the ultimate sacrifice: Civil and military religion in frontline blogs (Doctoral dissertation). Aarhus University, Denmark.
Bryson, M. (2003). Dismemberment and community: sacrifice and the communal body in the Hebrew Scriptures. Religion & Literature, 35(1), 1-21.
Delaney, C. (2006). Sacrificial heroics: The story of Abraham and its use in the justification of war. In R. J. Hoffmann (Ed.), The just war and jihad: Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (pp. 217-230). Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Faust, D. G. (2009). This republic of suffering: Death and the American Civil War. New York: Vintage.

Feldman, Y. S. (2010). Glory and agony: Isaac’s sacrifice and national narrative. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.
Fornari, F. (1975). The psychoanalysis of war. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Girard, R. (1979). Violence and the Sacred. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Griffin, R. (2007). Modernism and fascism. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
Hauerwas, S. (2011). War and the American difference: Theological reflections on violence and national identity. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.
Holmes, O. W. (1992). The soldier’s faith. In R. Posner (Ed.). The essential Holmes: Selections from the letters, speeches, judicial opinions, and other writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (pp. 87-95). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Jones, J. (2006). Why does religion turn violent? A psychoanalytic exploration of religious terrorism. Rutgers University Community Repository, 2006-04.
Khan, P. (2008). Sacred violence: Torture, terror, and sovereignty. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press.
Koenigsberg, R. A. (2009). Nations have the right to kill: Hitler, the Holocaust and war. New York: Library of Social Science.

Lecomte-Tilouine, M. (2006). “Kill one, he becomes one hundred.” Martyrdom as generative sacrifice in the Nepal People’s War. Social Analysis, 50(1), 51-72.

Linderman, G.F. (1987). Embattled courage: The experience of combat in the American Civil War. New York: The Free Press.
Marvin, C. & Ingle, D. (1996). Blood sacrifice and the nation: Revisiting civil religion. Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 64(4), 767-780.
Marvin, C. & Ingle, D. (1999). Blood Sacrifice and the nation: Totem rituals and the American flag. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Preston, J. L., Ritter, R. S., & Hernandez, J. I. (2010). Principles of religious prosociality: A review and reformulation. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4/8, 574-590.
Shariff, A. F., Willard, A. K., Andersen, T., & Norenzayan, A. (2016). Religious priming: A meta-analysis with a focus on pro sociality. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 20(1), 27-48.
Skya, W. A. (2009). Japan’s holy war: The ideology of radical Shinto ultranationalism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Victoria, B. A. (2010). Holy war: Toward a holistic understanding. Journal of Religion, Conflict, & Peace, 3(2), 1076.
Vlahos, M. (2008). Fighting identity: Sacred war & world change. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Security International.
Zhu, P. (2014). Mao’s martyrs: Revolutionary heroism, sacrifice, and China’s tragic romance of the Korean war. In R. A. Koenigsberg (Ed.), Nationalism, war, and sacrifice: Dying for one’s country. New York: Library of Social Science.