The Relationship Between Violence and Religious Phenomena
  • Author(s): Jared Makori
  • Paper ID: 1703382
  • Page: 202-214
  • Published Date: 23-05-2022
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 5 Issue 10 April-2022

The relationship between Violence and Religious Phenomena is an issue that existed since the medieval period. In Africa, the relationship between the church and the state is complicated and contentious.The fundamental aim of this study was to investigate how the Church relates to or is entangled in the violence that has occurred in every electioneering period in Kenya since the start of multiparty politics from 1992 to 2017. To this end the study asks, how is the church linked with the violence which ensues in every general election since the inception of multiparty politics in Kenya from 1992 to 2017?. The objectives of the study is to assess the relationship between violence and Religious phenomena in Kenya. This study was guided by cosmic war theory and Just war theory.In applying cosmic war theory, Mark Juergensmeyer maintains that all religions are intrinsically bound by violence. Descriptive research design which provides a description of relationship between violence and religious phenomena. Data was collected through questionnaires and interview schedules.Religion and violence relate in different ways leading to various schools of thought. One of these schools of thought maintains that religion is inherently violent.Religion has the ability to incite enticing acts of destruction in human civilization, but it also has enormous potential for healing, restoration and hope. The local churches were culpable for the political violence inversely by either remaining silent about the violence; condoning and extenuating circumstances that lead to violence; being compliant or by endorsing violence and or by exhorting the violence.


Religious Phenomena, Violence, Religious violence


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