Religious Fundamentalism and Political Extremism / Edition 1

Religious Fundamentalism and Political Extremism / Edition 1

by Ami Pedahzur
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0714654922

ISBN-13: 9780714654928

Pub. Date: 02/17/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book explores the relationships between fundamentalist religious belief, political extremism and outbreaks of religiously inspired violence. Is the post-Cold War world increasingly violent and is this violence the result of strident religious understandings of how societies should be organized?

Overview

This book explores the relationships between fundamentalist religious belief, political extremism and outbreaks of religiously inspired violence. Is the post-Cold War world increasingly violent and is this violence the result of strident religious understandings of how societies should be organized?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714654928
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/17/2004
Series:
Cass Series--Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions
Pages:
165
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
The Return of Martyrdom: Honour, Death and Immortality11
Two Religious Meaning Systems, One Political Belief System: Religiosity, Alternative Religiosity and Political Extremism35
Religious Violence and the Myth of Fundamentalism55
The Uniqueness of Islamic Fundamentalism and the Fourth Wave of International Terrorism71
Jewish Self-Defence and Terrorist Groups Prior to the Establishment of the State of Israel: Roots and Traditions91
Counting the Causes and Dynamics of Ethnoreligious Violence119
Reflections on Fascism and Religion145
Abstracts167
About the Contributors171
Index173

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