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Fear of religious militancy fuels governments' policies, says U of C prof

During the Cold War, most conflicts around the world were about which economic model to choose. Today, most conflicts seem to pivot on a very different force: religion.

We dissect the phenomenon with Michael Sells, a professor of Islamic history and literature in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago and author of the forthcoming book The God of War: America in a World of Religion.

Michael Sells will speak tonight as part of the free WBEZ-sponsoered event “Religion and Ideology in the Attacks on New York, Mumbai, and Oslo." It takes place at 7 pm at the Fourth Presbyterian Church at 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago.

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