When religion kills: how extremists justify violence through faith

Christian fundamentalists. Hindu nationalists. Islamic jihadists. Buddhist militants. Jewish extremists. Members of these and other religious groups have committed horrific acts of terrorist violence in recent decades. How is this possible? How do individuals use their religious beliefs to justify s...

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Main Author: Gurski, Phil (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Boulder London Lynne Rienner Publishers 2020
Online Access: Table of Contents
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
UB: 60 A 2392
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Summary:Christian fundamentalists. Hindu nationalists. Islamic jihadists. Buddhist militants. Jewish extremists. Members of these and other religious groups have committed horrific acts of terrorist violence in recent decades. How is this possible? How do individuals use their religious beliefs to justify such actions? How do they manipulate the language and symbols of their faith to motivate others to commit violence in the name of the divine? Phil Gurski addresses these essential questions as he explores violent extremism across a broad range of the world's major religions.
Item Description:Literaturverzeichnis Seite 153-176, Register
Physical Description:v, 181 Seiten 24 cm
ISBN:9781626378483
1626378487