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Why has the turn of the twenty-first century been rocked by a new religious rebellion? From al Qaeda to Christian militias to insurgents in Iraq, a strident new religious activism has seized the imaginations of political rebels around the world. Building on his groundbreaking book,The New Cold War?: Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State,Mark Juergensmeyer here provides an up-to-date road map through this complex new religious terrain. Basing his discussion on interviews with militant activists and case studies of rebellious movements, Juergensmeyer puts a human face on conflicts that have become increasingly abstract. He revises our notions of religious revolution and offers positive proposals for responding to religious activism in ways that will diminish the violence and lead to an accommodation between radical religion and the secular world.
Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Sociology and Global Studies and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and President of the American Academy of Religion. He is author of Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution and Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence, winner of the Grawemeyer Award. He is editor of the Oxford Handbook of Global Religions and coeditor of the Encyclopedia of Global Religion.
Table of Contents
|Preface and Acknowledgments||p. ix|
|Introduction: The Rise of Religious Rebellion||p. 1|
|The Religious Challenge to the Secular State||p. 9|
|The Loss of Faith in Secular Nationalism||p. 10|
|The Competition between Two Ideologies||p. 17|
|The Mutual Rejection of Religion and Secularism||p. 26|
|The Front Line of Religious Rebellion: The Middle East||p. 39|
|Egypt's Origins of Muslim Rebellion||p. 41|
|Iran's Paradigmatic Revolution||p. 46|
|Israel's Militant Zionism||p. 54|
|Hamas: The Islamic Intifada||p. 54|
|Insurgents in Iraq||p. 73|
|Other Movements in the Middle East and Africa||p. 77|
|Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan||p. 78|
|Gulf States||p. 79|
|North Africa||p. 80|
|Sub-Sabaran Africa||p. 82|
|Political Targets of Rebellion: South, Central, and Southeast Asia||p. 84|
|Resurgent Islam in South and Central Asia||p. 85|
|Central Asia||p. 94|
|Hindu Nationalism||p. 103|
|Sikhism's Suppressed War||p. 115|
|Buddhist Revolts in Asia||p. 125|
|Sri Lanka||p. 125|
|Religious Activists in Southeast Asia||p. 145|
|Post-Cold War Rebels: Europe, East Asia, and the United States||p. 151|
|The Religious Rejection of Socialist States||p. 152|
|Eastern Europe and the Balkan States||p. 156|
|China, Vietnam, and North Korea||p. 163|
|Latin America||p. 165|
|Christian and Secular Xenophobia in Europe||p. 167|
|A Peaceful Resolution in Northern Ireland||p. 176|
|Imagined Armageddon in Japan||p. 178|
|The Militant Christian Right in the United States||p. 182|
|Transnational Networks: Global Jihad||p. 193|
|The Rise of Jihadi Ideology||p. 193|
|Emerging Networks in the Afghan-Soviet War||p. 197|
|Global jihad after September II, 2001||p. 205|
|The Enduring Problems of Violence, Democracy, and Human Rights||p. 212|
|Why Religious Confrontations Are Violent||p. 212|
|Empowering Marginal Peoples||p. 220|
|Does Religion Challenge Democracy?||p. 223|
|Minority and Individual Human Rights||p. 231|
|Conclusion: Religious Rebellion and Global War||p. 244|
|What Does Religion Have To Do with It?||p. 252|
|The Future of Religious Rebellions||p. 257|
|List of Interviews||p. 314|
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