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Apocalyptic Faith and Political Violence: Prophets of Terror / Edition 1
     

Apocalyptic Faith and Political Violence: Prophets of Terror / Edition 1

by J. Rinehart
 

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ISBN-10: 0230108733

ISBN-13: 9780230108738

Pub. Date: 01/18/2011

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This study examines the functional relationship between millenarian-inspired terrorism and the process of political change. Through an exhaustive investigation of late Twentieth-century movements, Aum Shinrikyo, Sendero Luminoso and Hezbollah, it concludes that in each case, apocalyptic expectations performed a significant group mobilization, leadership and

Overview

This study examines the functional relationship between millenarian-inspired terrorism and the process of political change. Through an exhaustive investigation of late Twentieth-century movements, Aum Shinrikyo, Sendero Luminoso and Hezbollah, it concludes that in each case, apocalyptic expectations performed a significant group mobilization, leadership and therapeutic function.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230108738
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
01/18/2011
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Terrorism and Prophecy The Rise of Millenarian Terror The Mediating Role of the Prophet Alienation and the Quest for Renewal Identity and Apocalyptic Violence

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