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Blood That Cries Out from the Earth The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

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ISBN-10: 019533597X

ISBN-13: 9780195335972

Edition: 2008

Authors: James William Jones

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Religious terrorism has become the scourge of the modern world. What causes a person to kill innocent strangers in the name of religion? As both a clinical psychologist and an authority on comparative religion, James W. Jones is uniquely qualified to address this increasingly urgent question. Research on the psychology of violence shows that several factors work to make ordinary people turn "evil." These include feelings of humiliation or shame, a tendency to see the world in black and white, and demonization or dehumanization of other people. Authoritarian religion or "fundamentalism," Jones shows, is a particularly rich source of such ideas and feelings, which he finds throughout the…    
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/11/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction: Religion, Psychology, and Terrorism
Religion and Terrorism: The Need for a Multidimensional Model
Jihadism in Comparative Perspective: Psychological Themes in Religiously Motivated Terrorism
Aum Shinrikyo: Violence and Terrorism in Japanese Buddhism
The Divine Terrorist: Religion and Violence in American Apocalyptic Christianity
The Role of the Individual: Toward a Clinical Psychology of Religious Terrorism
What Does This Tell Us about Religion?