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Terror in the mind of God : the global rise of religious violence

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2003.
Series: Comparative studies in religion and society, 13.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third edition, revised and updatedView all editions and formats
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Completely revised and updated, this new edition of Terror in the Mind of God incorporates the events of September 11, 2001 into Mark Juergensmeyer's landmark study of religious terrorism. Juergensmeyer explores the 1993 World Trade Center explosion, Hamas suicide bombings, the Tokyo subway nerve gas attack, and the killing of abortion clinic doctors in the United States. His personal interviews with 1993 World  Read more...
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Juergensmeyer, Mark.
Terror in the mind of God.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003008770
(OCoLC)52109207
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Juergensmeyer
ISBN: 9780520930612 0520930614
OCLC Number: 779141234
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Preface to the revised edition --
Preface and acknowledgments --
INTRODUCTION. 1. Terror and God: The meaning of religious terrorism. Seeing inside cultures of violence --
CULTURES OF VIOLENCE. --
2. Soldiers for Christ: Mike Bray and abortion clinic bombings. Theological justifications. Eric Robert Rudolph and Timothy McVeigh. Catholics and Protestants in Belfast --
3. Zion betrayed: Yoel Lerner and the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. Baruch Goldstein's attack at the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Meir Kahane and Jewish justifications for violence --
4. Islam's "neglected duty": Mahmud Abouhalima and the World Trade Center bombing. Abdul Aziz Rantisi and Hamas suicide missions. Modern Islamic justifications for violence --
5. The sword of Sikhism: Simranjit Singh Mann and India's assassinations. Sikh and Hindu justifications for violence --
6. Armageddon in a Tokyo subway: Takeshi Nakamura and the Aum Shinrikyo assault. Can Buddhist violence be justified? --
THE LOGIC OF RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE. --
7. Theater of terror: Performance violence. Seeing the stage. A time to kill. Reaching the audience --
8. Cosmic war: Grand scenarios. Symbolic war. When symbols become deadly --
9. Martyrs and demons: Sacrificial victims. The invention of enemies. America as enemy. Satanization and the stages of empowerment --
10. Warriors' power: Empowering marginal men. Why guys throw bombs. Fighting for the rule of God --
11. The mind of God: Empowering religion. Postmodern terror. Curing violence. Destroying violence. Terrifying terrorists. Violence wins. Separating religion from politics. Healing politics with religion --
Notes --
Interviews and correspondence --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Comparative studies in religion and society, 13.
Responsibility: Mark Juergensmeyer.
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Completely revised and updated, this new edition of Terror in the Mind of God incorporates the events of September 11, 2001 into Mark Juergensmeyer's landmark study of religious terrorism. Juergensmeyer explores the 1993 World Trade Center explosion, Hamas suicide bombings, the Tokyo subway nerve gas attack, and the killing of abortion clinic doctors in the United States. His personal interviews with 1993 World Trade Center bomber Mahmud Abouhalima, Christian Right activist Mike Bray, Hamas leaders Sheik Yassin and Abdul Azis Rantisi, and Sikh political leader Simranjit Singh Mann, among other.

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