How to Win a Cosmic War - God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror-logo

How to Win a Cosmic War - God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror

Reza Aslan

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A cosmic war is a religious war. It is a battle not between armies or nations, but between the forces of good and evil, a war in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting a cosmic war. According to award-winning writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, by infusing the United States War on Terror with the same kind of religiously polarizing rhetoric and Manichean worldview, is also fighting a cosmic war-a war that can't be won. How to Win a Cosmic War is both an in-depth study of the ideology fueling al-Qa'ida, the Taliban, and like-minded militants throughout the Muslim world, and an exploration of religious violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Surveying the global scene from Israel to Iraq and from New York to the Netherlands, Aslan argues that religion is a stronger force today than it has been in a century. At a time when religion and politics are increasingly sharing the same vocabulary and functioning in the same sphere, Aslan writes that we must strip the conflicts of our world-in particular, the War on Terror-of their religious connotations and address the earthly grievances that always lie behind the cosmic impulse. How do you win a cosmic war? By refusing to fight in one. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sunil Malhotra

Length:

7h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:33