There will be a book session at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) for Dr. Kelly Denton-Borhaug’s new book, U.S. War-culture, Sacrifice and Salvation. Dr. Mark Heim and myself will be responding to her book. This session is on Saturday Nov. 17, 2012 at McCormick Place West – 182, 1p.m.
This book grew out of consternation and confusion that I experienced in the post 9/11 period regarding the heightened naturalization of war-culture in the U.S. as an unquestioned and to-be-expected feature of life. My exploration of the role of the rhetoric, practices and cognitive frameworks of sacrifice as central to this Continue reading