holy war

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holy war

also Holy War
n.
A war declared or fought for a religious or high moral purpose, as to extend or defend a religion.

holy war

n
a war waged in the cause of a religion

ho′ly war`


n.
1. a war waged for what is supposed or proclaimed to be a holy purpose, as the defense of faith.
2. any disagreement or argument between fanatical proponents of radically differing beliefs, opinions, etc.: a holy war about welfare reform.
[1685–95]
Translations
pyhäsota
References in classic literature ?
Besides all this, he had read his Bible, including the apocryphal books; Poor Richard's Almanac, Taylor's Holy Living and Dying, The Pilgrim's Progress, with Bunyan's Life and Holy War, a great deal of Bailey's Dictionary, Valentine and Orson, and part of a History of Babylon, which Bartle Massey had lent him.
In sections on forbidden food, sacred cows, and holy wars, he discusses aspects such as from community regulation to big business, the limits of law in regulating religious rules, kashrus and the courts, law and politics in a cut-throat business, kosher meat scandals in America and abroad, and oddities and excesses.
We do not want to lose our youth and our unity, nor our coexistence, in holy wars that are waged against our peoples and countries.
Still, as von Guttner-Sporzynski observes, 'Before the thirteenth century, the difference between holy war and crusade is often blurred; it is certain, however, that whilst all crusades were holy wars, not all holy wars were crusades' (p.
Summary: JEDDAH: A special court in Riyadh started Sunday the trial of 49 suspects accused of inciting sedition and encouraging youths to participate in holy wars abroad.
The core of The New Holy Wars (Holy Wars for short) expands the critique of environmentalism sketched in Religion.
Not only did he carry Allah's messages urging Muslims to fight and subjugate all unbelievers (including Jews and Christians), but he actively led his followers in a series of holy wars, and participated in the slaughter of opponents--on occasion, the execution of captives.
Later came the holy wars, inquisition, reformation and more bloodshed.
Ask the typical man on the street to relate what he knows about the Middle East and you're likely to hear only references to holy wars and terrorism.
We have to make up stuff about holy wars and crap like that?
MIDLAND Muslims who fought shoulder-to-shoulder with the Taliban could be hired to fight holy wars across the globe if Government plans to legalise mercenaries get the green light.
It makes today's action sound like the bloody holy wars when Christians massacred people of the Middle East.