Fundamentalist Mindset Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History
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Description: The lives of hundreds of millions of people have been saved and enriched by their strong religious commitments. And yet a global epidemic of fundamentalism draws many of the furiously religious to violence. In this penetrating book, a group of scholars illuminate the psychology of fundamentalism, focusing largely on this vitally significant intersection of religion and violence. What accounts for the violence that can be found among some fundamentalist groups? The contributors identify several factors: a radical dualism, where everything is divided sharply between good or evil; a pernicious literalism; group vulnerabilities; paranoid thinking; and an apocalyptic world view. After examining each of these characteristics in detail, and showing why they have the potential to lead to violence, the rich essays in this book explore such areas as Muslim Jihadi violence, as well as fundamentalism in the American experience. The book also highlights the psychology underlying fundamentalism that can be seen in such historical crises as the French Revolution, the Nazi movement, and post-Partition Hindu fundamentalism.
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/27/2010
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Charles B. Strozier is a psychoanalyst & the author of "Lincoln's Quest for Union" & "Apocalypse: On the Psychology of Fundamentalism in America". He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
|What Is The Fundamentalist Mindset?|
|Definitions and Dualisms|
|Theories of Group Psychology, Paranoia, and Rage|
|The Charismatic Leader and the Totalism of Conversion|
|Motivations for Violence|
|Fundamentalism and the Paranoid Gestalt|
|The Apocalyptic Other|
|The Social Psychology of Humiliation and Revenge: The Origins of the Fundamentalist Mindset|
|Fundamentalist Faith States: Regulation Theory as a Framework for the Psychology of Religious Fundamentalism|
|Christian and American Contexts|
|Eternal Warfare: Violence on the Mind of American Apocalyptic Christianity|
|Opening the Seven Seals of Fundamentalism|
|The Unsettling of the Fundamentalist Mindset: Shifts in Apocalyptic Belief in Contemporary Conservative Christianity|
|Global and Historical Contexts|
|The Psychology of the Global Jihadists|
|Ordering Chaos: Nazi Millennialism and the Quest for Meaning|
|Rumor, Fear, and Paranoia in the French Revolution|
|Hindu Victimhood and India's Muslim Minority|
|Conclusion: A Fundamentalist Mindset?|