Other research interests include post American history and crime. He conducted a study of the Quran and the Bible in the light of the September 11 attacks and accusations that the Quran incites violence. However, he found that "the Bible contains far more verses praising or urging bloodshed than does the Quran. In Jenkins, who is a Catholic -turned- Episcopalian ,  discussed the Catholic sex abuse cases by asserting that his "research of cases over the past 20 years indicates no evidence whatever that Catholic or other celibate clergy are any more likely to be involved in misconduct or abuse than clergy of any other denomination—or indeed, than non-clergy.
However determined news media may be to see this affair as a crisis of celibacy, the charge is just unsupported. In a interview with National Public Radio , Jenkins stated that he believes that "the Islamic scriptures in the Quran were actually far less bloody and less violent than those in the Bible " and cites explicit instructions in the Old Testament calling for genocide while the Quran calls for primarily defensive war. Jenkins went on to state that Christianity , Islam , and Judaism had undergone a process that he refers to as "holy amnesia" in which violence in sacred texts became symbolic action against one's sins.
Islam had until recently also undergone the same process in which jihad became an internal struggle rather than war. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Philip Jenkins.
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Archived from the original on March 17, The era between the world wars, especially the s, was a particularly volatile period, and by , racist, nativist, and fascist groups had become so visible as to arouse public fears of insurrection and sabotage. In Hoods and Shirts , Philip Jenkins uses developments in Extreme right-wing groups have always been a part of the American religious and political landscape.
Pennsylvania's cities were a stronghold of several of the most active extremist movements, and Jenkins argues that while the threats they posed were often exaggerated to benefit the solidarity of the political mainstream, a loose coalition of dozens of these groups nevertheless constituted a formidable political presence in the state.
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