Sacred Terror: How Faith Becomes Lethal

Sacred Terror: How Faith Becomes Lethal

by Daniel E. Price
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313386382

ISBN-13: 9780313386381

Pub. Date: 07/31/2012

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

This book places the current wave of religion-based terrorism in a historical perspective, explaining why religion is associated with terrorism, comparing religion-based terrorism to other forms of terrorism, and documenting how religion-based terrorism is a product of powerful political, socioeconomic, and psychological forces.

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Overview

This book places the current wave of religion-based terrorism in a historical perspective, explaining why religion is associated with terrorism, comparing religion-based terrorism to other forms of terrorism, and documenting how religion-based terrorism is a product of powerful political, socioeconomic, and psychological forces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313386381
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

1 How Religion Facilitates Terrorism 1

2 A More Complex Relationship between Religion and Terrorism 25

3 Political Causes of Religion-Based Terrorism 49

4 Socioeconomic Causes of Religion-Based Terrorism 75

5 Psychological Causes of Religion-Based Terrorism 101

6 Judaism: Religion-Based Terrorism in Israel 129

7 Christianity: The Troubles in Northern Ireland and Antiabortion Terrorism in the United States 153

8 Islam: Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda 183

Conclusion: What's Next? 215

Notes 229

Index 259

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