Terror in the Mind of God, Fourth Edition: The Global Rise of Religious Violence

Terror in the Mind of God, Fourth Edition: The Global Rise of Religious Violence

  • Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Type: DjVu format
  • Pages: none
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9780520291355
  • Edition Language: English


  • Why would anybody believe that God could sanction terrorism?

    Why has the rediscovery of religion s power in recent years manifested in such a bloody way? What, if anything, can be done about it? Terror in the Mind of God, now in its fourth edition, answers these questions and more. Thoroughly revised and expanded, the book analyzes in detail terrorism related to almost all the world s major religious traditions Christians in Europe who oppose Muslim immigrants, American Christians who support abortion clinic bombings and militia actions, Catholics and Protestants who attempt to justify acts of terrorism in Northern Ireland, Muslims associated with the rise of ISIS, Jews who support the persecution of Palestinians, Hindus linked to assaults on Muslims in the state of Gujarat, Sikhs identified with the assassination of Indira Gandhi, and Buddhist miltants affiliated with anti-Muslim violence and the nerve gas attack in Tokyo s subway.

    Drawing from extensive personal interviews, Mark Juergensmeyer takes readers into the mindset of those who perpetrate and support violence in the name of religion. About Terror in the Mind of God, Fourth Edition: The Global Rise of Religious Violence Identifying patterns within these cultures of violence, he explains why and how religion and violence are linked and explains how acts of religious terrorism are undertaken not only for strategic reasons but to accomplish a symbolic purpose. Terror in the Mind of God continues to be an indispensible resource for students of religion and modern society.