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Author Gabriel, Richard A., author.

Title God's generals : the military lives of Moses, Buddha, and Muhammad / Richard A. Gabriel.

Publication Info. New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-1  201.7273 GAB    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  201.7273 GAB    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  201.7273 GAB    AVAILABLE
Edition First Skyhorse Publishing edition.
Description xiii, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-228) and index.
Contents ch. 1 Moses: Israel's First General -- ch. 2 Buddha: The Soldier Pacifist -- ch. 3 Muhammad: The Warrior Prophet -- ch. 4 Legacies of War.
Summary "It is one of the more startling facts of military history that the founders of three of the four "great religions" -- Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam-- were also accomplished field generals with extensive experience in commanding men in battle. One of these, Muhammed, fought eight battles and was wounded twice, once almost fatally. Another, Siddhartha Gautama (later to become the Buddah), witnessed so much battlefield carnage that he suffered a psychological collapse. Moses had become so much a "god-intoxicated" personality that it is a reasonable suspicion that he, like the Buddah, was murdered. Indeed, had the experiences of these men in war not been so successful, it is quite possible that their achievements as religious leaders would never have occured. For all three, war and religion were so closely intertwined in their personalities that it is difficult to discern where the influence of one ended and the other began. This book attempts to explore the military lives of Moses, the Buddah, and Muhammad, and the role their war experiences played in their religious lives." -- Book jacket.
Subject Moses (Biblical leader) -- Military leadership.
Gautama Buddha.
Muammad, Prophet, -632 -- Military leadership.
Gautama Buddha. (OCoLC)fst00053986
Moses (Biblical leader) (OCoLC)fst00036088
Muammad, Prophet, -632. (OCoLC)fst01836298
War -- Religious aspects.
Military leadership. (OCoLC)fst01185276
War -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst01170374
Added Title Military lives of Moses, the Buddha & Muhammad
ISBN 9781510708662

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