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Dying for faith : religiously motivated violence in the contemporary world

Author: Madawi Al-Rasheed; Marat Shterin
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series: Library of modern religion, 6.
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From India to Iraq, from London to Lahore, the relationship between religion and violence is a bitterly contested and casually misrepresented issue. This volume brings together several perspectives  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dying for faith.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(DLC) 2009279504
(OCoLC)268792651
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Madawi Al-Rasheed; Marat Shterin
ISBN: 9781441638311 1441638318
OCLC Number: 608549181
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 222 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : between death of faith and dying for faith : reflections on religion, politics, society and violence / Madawi Al-Rasheed and Marat Shterin --
pt. I. Understanding religiously motivated violence --
Apocalypse, history, and the empire of modernity / John R. Hall --
Martyrs and martial imagery : exploring the volatile link between warfare frames and religious violence / Stuart Wright --
Violence and new religions : an assessment of problems, progress, and prospects in understanding the NRM--violence connection / J. Gordon Melton and David G. Bromley --
Of 'cultists' and 'martyrs' : the study of new religious movements and suicide terrorism in conversation / Massimo Introvigne --
In God's name : practising unconditional love to the death / Eileen Barker --
The terror of belief and the belief in terror : on violently serving God and nation / Abdelwahab El-Affendi --
pt. II. Religiously motivated violence in specific contexts --
Rituals of life and death : the politics and poetics of jihad in Saudi Arabia / Madawi Al-Rasheed --
The Islamic debate over self-inflicted martyrdom / Azam Tamimi --
The radical nineties revisited : jihadi discourses in Britain / Jonathan Birt --
al-Shahada : a centre of the Shiite system of belief / Fouad Ibrahim --
Urban unrest and non-religious radicalization in Saudi Arabia / Pascal Menoret --
Bodily punishments and the spiritually transcendent dimensions of violence : a Zen Buddhist example / Ian Reader --
Jewish millennialism and violence / Simon Dein --
pt. III. Reporting religiously motivated violence --
Sacral violence : cosmologies and imaginaries of killing / Neil Whitehead --
Journalists as eyewitnesses / Noha Mellor --
Understanding religious violence : can the media be trusted to explain? / Mark Huband.
Series Title: Library of modern religion, 6.
Responsibility: edited by Madawi Al-Rasheed and Marat Shterin.
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