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Author Juergensmeyer, Mark.
Title Terror in the mind of God [electronic resource] : the global rise of religious violence / Mark Juergensmeyer.
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, c2003.
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 Electronic Book  BL65.V55 J84 2003eb    ONLINE
Edition 3rd ed., rev. and updated
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 319 p.) : ill.
Series Comparative studies in religion and society ; 13
Comparative studies in religion and society ; 13.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-303) and index.
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.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Violence -- Religious aspects.
Related To Print version: Juergensmeyer, Mark. Terror in the mind of God. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2003. 0520240111 9780520240117 (DLC) 2003008770
ISBN 0520930614 (electronic bk.)
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