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Dying for heaven : holy pleasure and suicide bombers--why the best qualities of religion are also its most dangerous

Author: Ariel Glucklich
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A scholar and advisor to the Pentagon explains the religious motivations of terrorists, and tells why suicide missions may be rational and pleasurable for them.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ariel Glucklich
ISBN: 9780061430817 0061430811
OCLC Number: 631200488
Description: 345 pages : music ; 24 cm
Contents: Religious self-destructiveness and nuclear deterrence --
The mysteries of pleasure --
The varieties of religious pleasure --
The school for happiness --
Disgust and desire: why we sacrifice for the group --
God's love and the Prozac effect --
Spiritual love and the seeds of annihilation --
The paradise paradox: the misery of heaven-addicts --
The martyr's theater.
Responsibility: Ariel Glucklich.
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A scholar and advisor to the Pentagon explains the religious motivations of terrorists, and tells why suicide missions may be rational and pleasurable for them.

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