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The Devil You Know

READ ß The Devil You Know READ & DOWNLOAD The Devil You Know In this trenchant examination of Christianity’s dark side a criminologist argues persuasively that high rates of violent crime in the United States can be correlated with Christian conservative attitudes especially in regard to social s and politics Of particular concern is “Christian nationalism” Supporters of this movement argue that America was founded as a Christian nation and they work to install their fundamentalist brand of Christianity as the dominant factor in American political and social life Far from being a fanatic outlier se. The Devil You Know was a interesting examination of the crimogenic effects of christian nationalism Much of the book was spent assembling the groundwork for the hypothesis rather than examining evidence for the hypothesis itself This is because Peterson Sparks was using The Devil You Know to propose the hypothesis of crimogenic religion specifically crimogenic religion when it is based on highly violent and unforgiving passages of a particular holy book explain why current evidence regarding religion and crime suggests that certain types of religions are crimogenic propose methods by which the hypothesis could be tested and try to encourage others in the field of criminology to begin research on the topic Despite standing on less firm ground than I would have liked The Devil You Know was nonetheless a great overview of the maladaptive features and logical conseuences christian nationalism I thought Peterson Sparks brought in a lot of information from a variety of fields and justified her hypothesis and further research for it well This is a book that I would feel comfortable recommending though I would also like to know what if any research has been done in line with the research recommendations made here and whether or not the outcomes of that research support the original hypothesis Classic Cars Calendar 2018: 16 Month Calendar justified her hypothesis and further research for it well This is a book that I would feel comfortable recommending though I would also like to know what if any research has been done in line with the research recommendations made here and whether or not the outcomes of that research support the original hypothesis

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READ ß The Devil You Know READ & DOWNLOAD The Devil You Know Flicts likely the author says but it exacerbates the problems of the criminal justice system by advocating policies that create high incarceration rates The author also devotes particular attention to the victimization of women children and LGBT people which follows from this rigid belief system  While not resorting to a blanket condemnation of Christianity or religion as a whole Peterson Sparks issues a wake up call regarding conservative Christianity’s toxic mixture of fundamentalism authoritarian politics patriotism and retributory justic. I have good things and bad things to say about this book Let me preface this by saying that I sincerely wish Christians would wrestle with the issues that Elicka Peterson Sparks brings up in this bookHowever I think she makes some all too common errors She rightly accuses Conservative Christians as cherry picking their Bibles and points out many examples but then she turns around and accuses Liberal Christians of doing the same without any understanding of what is actually going on Liberal Christians are usually knowledgeable about historical context and language and at the same time do not often accept the Bible as inerrant and infallible Word of God directly from God s mouth model Liberal Christians usually recognize that Judaism changed and grew over time leading to the non violence we see in Jesus and in the Church in the 1st three centuries before Constantine Mentioning the Church in the 1st three centuries also brings me to the downright untrue statements Peterson Sparks makes such as Christianity has treated women terribly since its creation This is just plain false as any historian would tell you Christianity actually enjoyed much of its rapid growth in the first century to the fact that it was egalitarian in its views towards women especially compared to other religions at the time It wasn t until the Church started writing things in Paul s name to try to suppress this attitude that it started to changeThen she will make statements that just show complete ignorance when it comes to scholarship for example in regards to scriptures that seem to condemn homosexuality As painful as this might be to Christian LGBT people the Bible is crystal clear on the issue There has been so much scholarship demonstrating that the passages in uestion were mistranslated and their historical context ignored in order to interpret them this way The passages supposedly condemning LGBT had to do with idolatry temple prostitution and pederasty not consensual and monogamous relationships between two adults of the same sexFurther she tends to judge all of Christianity by the bad parts She will occasionally admit that there are good things to be found such as when she admitsJesus is a little problematic for Christian nationalists and Matthew 10 34 is one of the mechanisms they use to blunt his impact where it is not welcome He was something of a nonjudgmental socialistic peacenik which is inconvenient to a movement characterized by judgment unfettered capitalism and war So Christian nationalists gave Jesus a makeover combining the unflinching violent judgment and punishments of the Old Testament with a Jesus who provides eternal life through his death and resurrection for our sins I often wonder how Jesus would feel in a modern evangelical megachurch as he would have precious little ideology in common with his followers thereBut she seems to consider it as inevitable that any Christian who takes the Bible seriously will either come to reject it completely or become a violent sociopath And again she does this while claiming that all Liberal Christians are cherry pickers without understanding their side at allAll that said she really hits the nail on the head uite often when describing the problems with Christian Nationalism and Conservative Christianity in America And as such I feel her critiues deserve serious attention All about Prayer (Salah) Activity Book (Discover Islam Sticker Activity Books) justice system by advocating policies that create high incarceration rates The author also devotes particular attention to the victimization of women children and LGBT people which follows from this rigid belief system  While not resorting to a blanket condemnation of Christianity or religion as a whole Peterson Sparks issues a wake up call regarding conservative Christianity’s toxic mixture of fundamentalism authoritarian politics patriotism and retributory Fois gras et terrines justic. I have good things and bad things to say about this book Let me preface this by saying that I sincerely wish Christians would wrestle with the issues that Elicka Peterson Sparks brings up in this bookHowever I think she makes some all too common errors She rightly accuses Conservative Christians as cherry picking their Bibles and points out many examples but then she turns around and accuses Liberal Christians of doing the same without any understanding of what is actually going on Liberal Christians are usually knowledgeable about historical context and language and at the same time do not often accept the Bible as inerrant and infallible Word of God directly from God s mouth model Liberal Christians usually recognize that Judaism changed and grew over time leading to the non violence we see in Jesus and in the Church in the 1st three centuries before Constantine Mentioning the Church in the 1st three centuries also brings me to the downright untrue statements Peterson Sparks makes such as Christianity has treated women terribly since its creation This is Ruby on Rails. Desarrollo práctico de aplicaciones web just plain false as any historian would tell you Christianity actually enjoyed much of its rapid growth in the first century to the fact that it was egalitarian in its views towards women especially compared to other religions at the time It wasn t until the Church started writing things in Paul s name to try to suppress this attitude that it started to changeThen she will make statements that The School (Trilogia fantasy): Volume 3 just show complete ignorance when it comes to scholarship for example in regards to scriptures that seem to condemn homosexuality As painful as this might be to Christian LGBT people the Bible is crystal clear on the issue There has been so much scholarship demonstrating that the passages in uestion were mistranslated and their historical context ignored in order to interpret them this way The passages supposedly condemning LGBT had to do with idolatry temple prostitution and pederasty not consensual and monogamous relationships between two adults of the same sexFurther she tends to Nobili parole, nobili abusi judge all of Christianity by the bad parts She will occasionally admit that there are good things to be found such as when she admitsJesus is a little problematic for Christian nationalists and Matthew 10 34 is one of the mechanisms they use to blunt his impact where it is not welcome He was something of a nonjudgmental socialistic peacenik which is inconvenient to a movement characterized by Manuel de mathématiques CM2 : Cahier d'exercices judgment unfettered capitalism and war So Christian nationalists gave Jesus a makeover combining the unflinching violent Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less judgment and punishments of the Old Testament with a Jesus who provides eternal life through his death and resurrection for our sins I often wonder how Jesus would feel in a modern evangelical megachurch as he would have precious little ideology in common with his followers thereBut she seems to consider it as inevitable that any Christian who takes the Bible seriously will either come to reject it completely or become a violent sociopath And again she does this while claiming that all Liberal Christians are cherry pickers without understanding their side at allAll that said she really hits the nail on the head uite often when describing the problems with Christian Nationalism and Conservative Christianity in America And as such I feel her critiues deserve serious attention

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READ ß The Devil You Know READ & DOWNLOAD The Devil You Know Ct this group is shown to have significant cultural influence especially in the American South Not coincidentally the author suggests the South also has the highest homicide rates Noting the violent biblical passages often cited by religious conservatives their sense of righteousness their dogmatic mindset that tolerates no dissent and their support for harshly punitive measures toward “sinners” Peterson Sparks shows that their worldview is the ideal seedbed for violence Not only does this mindset make violent reactions in interpersonal con. The Devil You Know The Surprising Link between Conservative Christianity and Crime by Elicka Peterson Sparks The Devil You Know presents a persuasive premise that Christian ideology is criminogenic Professor of criminology and director of the honors program in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University Elicka Peterson Sparks takes the reader on a ride rarely taken the link between conservative Christianity and crime in the United StatesThis provocative 330 page book includes the following six chapters 1 When Did Christians Get So Mean Again 2 Jesus Loves You but We re His Favorites 3 Why Pick on Christian Nationalists 4 A Theory of Violent Religiosity 5 The Bible Cafeteria Style and 6 The Lion or the Lam The Future of Crime and Justice in America Positives1 A well written and well researched book 2 Fascinating topic the link between crime and extreme Christian religiosity in America3 Fair and even handed treatment Ms Elicka Peterson Sparks went out of her way to be cordial fair and transparent 4 An engaging style of writing The author is pleasant but provocative as well5 Establishes her main premise of the book early on and proceeds to back it up with sound research albeit with the caution of a scientist There is nothing compassionate about the Christian right s response to crime and that response has resulted in incredibly high recidivism rates that perpetuate and amplify our crime rate 6 Provides a list of tenets held by Christian nationalists also referred to as Dominionists or Christian Reconstructionists7 Gets to the heart of the matter the animosity between academia and religion is perhaps best understood as tension between people seeking the truth and those who believe they already know the truth and thus do not care to be confused by the facts 8 Is the United States a Christian Nation I would characterize the position of Christianity in America as the dominant religion culturally but not in any official capacity 9 Takes David Barton to task 10 The impact of Christianity in the United States Within this framework nonbelievers are persecuted while simultaneously being cast as persecutors of Christians Bonus Probably the greatest threat to Christianity posed by atheists is that they tend to be much educated about Christianity and other religious traditions than the adherents of Christianity themselves 11 An interesting look at righteous hatred Overall the Bible provides ample justification for violence Dominionism promotes intolerance and hatred 12 Fascinating facts To put that into even greater perspective the United States accounts for roughly 5 percent of the world s population but about a uarter of all the people in prison in the world Getting tough is not the solution to our crime problem or we would likely be among the safest countries in the world 13 Discusses the three criminogenic aspects of Christian Nationalism14 A long bullet list of characteristics of Christian nationalists 15 The author s overreaching hypotheses resulting from her main theory H1 The level of violent crime in any country will increase as the level of religious nationalism increases 16 Great uotes throughout book With or without religion you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things But for good people to do evil things that takes religion Steven Weinberg 17 The Bible under scrutiny is the Bible a potential impetus for violent crime Fascinating What is germane is that the Bible serves as an accomplice in a lot of violence perpetrated against women mainly because women are cast as something less than men weak and evil and as existing in the service of men 18 In the final chapter the author provides some suggestions on how to reduce the extreme theocratic influence The goal of Christian nationalism is not religious freedom however It is Christian supremacy as specified in the first commandment 19 As well referenced a book as you will find The author provides copious links to references 20 A formal bibliographyNegatives1 Some missed opportunities The author limits her theory to crime but what about extreme religious practices that deny medical services and lead to death Would that be considered a crime2 Limited use of charts The narrative would have benefitted with the inclusion of supplementary visual materials 3 I wished the author would have provided names and specific examples of Christian nationalist leaders and their practices 4 There are some interesting subtopics that they author glances over such as the teaching of creationism at the expense of science the denial of climate change medical pseudoscience Christian lobby etcIn summary this is a very good book A lot of research and time went into this book and the reader is the beneficiary Elicka Peterson Sparks is an engaging and provocative author The link between Christian nationalism and crime is an incendiary topic but the author handles it with class Some missed opportunities keeps this book from a five star score but there s enough here to whet the appetite and I look forward to future books I recommend it Further recommendations Why the Religious Right Is Wrong about Separation of Church and State by Robert Boston Nonbeliever Nation by David Niose The Dark Side of Christian History by Helen Ellerbe Atheism for Dummies by Dale McGowan Birth Control Insurance Coverage the Religious Right by AF Alexander The God Argument by AC Grayling 50 popular beliefs that people think are true by Guy P Harrison Evolution versus Creationism An Introduction by Eugenie C Scott Godless by Dan Barker Freethinkers by Susan Jacoby Moral Combat by Sikivu Hutchinson Republican Gomorrah by Max Blumenthal American Fascists by Chris Hedges Doubt by Jennifer Michael Hecht Society Without God by Phil Zuckerman and Why are you Atheists so Angry by Greta Christina

  • Hardcover
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  • The Devil You Know
  • Elicka Peterson Sparks
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  • 04 June 2020
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    The Devil You Know [Pdf New] The Devil You Know was a interesting examination of the crimogenic effects of christian nationalism Much of the book was spent assembling the groundwork for the hypothesis rather than examining evidence for the hypothesis itself This is beca

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    The Devil You Know [Pdf New] Elicka Peterson Sparks ↠ 1 READ READ & DOWNLOAD The Devil You Know The Devil You Know The Surprising Link between Conservative Christianity and Crime by Elicka Peterson Sparks“The Devil You Know presents a persuasive premise that Christian ideology is criminogenic Professor of criminology and director of the honors program in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State Universi

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    READ & DOWNLOAD The Devil You Know The Devil You Know [Pdf New] I have good things and bad things to say about this book Let me preface this by saying that I sincerely wish Christians would wrestle with the issues that Elicka Peterson Sparks brings up in this bookHowever I think she m

  4. says: The Devil You Know [Pdf New] Elicka Peterson Sparks ↠ 1 READ READ & DOWNLOAD The Devil You Know

    The Devil You Know [Pdf New] READ à TRAMZ.CO ↠ Elicka Peterson Sparks READ & DOWNLOAD The Devil You Know I found this book as one of the reviewers said to be a startling read confronting a touchy subject religion and analyzing its impact on criminal behavior and criminal justice in an honest and courageous fashion Bonnie Berry PhDElicka is an acuaintance and friend and so that was yet another dimension to a read that was indeed difficult and which took some significant research on her part I'm grateful to have read it and

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    The Devil You Know [Pdf New] Elicka Peterson Sparks ↠ 1 READ A very interesting topic that was totally mishandled in this book An academic book that turned into a political screed I would go into the glaring mistakes but I really do not want to waste any time Would love to see someone study this topic that is not a political hack

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