9780520240117

Terror in the Mind of God

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520240117

  • ISBN10:

    0520240111

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2003
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

Completely revised and updated, this new edition of Terror in the Mind of Godincorporates the events of September 11, 2001 into Mark Juergensmeyer's landmark study of religious terrorism. Juergensmeyer explores the 1993 World Trade Center explosion, Hamas suicide bombings, the Tokyo subway nerve gas attack, and the killing of abortion clinic doctors in the United States. His personal interviews with 1993 World Trade Center bomber Mahmud Abouhalima, Christian Right activist Mike Bray, Hamas leaders Sheik Yassin and Abdul Azis Rantisi, and Sikh political leader Simranjit Singh Mann, among others, take us into the mindset of those who perpetrate and support violence in the name of religion.

Author Biography

Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Sociology and Director of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition xi
Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction
1 Terror and God
3(16)
The Meaning of Religious Terrorism
4(6)
Seeing Inside Cultures of Violence
10(9)
Cultures of Violence
2 Soldiers for Christ
19(26)
Mike Bray and Abortion Clinic Bombings
20(4)
Theological Justifications
24(6)
Eric Robert Rudolph and Timothy McVeigh
30(6)
Catholics and Protestants in Belfast
36(9)
3 Zion Betrayed
45(16)
Yoel Lerner and the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
46(4)
Baruch Goldstein 's Attack at the Tomb of the Patriarchs
50(3)
Meir Kahane and Jewish Justifications for Violence
53(8)
4 Islam's "Neglected Duty"
61(24)
Mahmud Abouhalima and the World Trade Center Bombing
62(8)
Abdul Aziz Rantisi and Hamas Suicide Missions
70(10)
Modern Islamic Justifications for Violence
80(5)
5 The Sword of Sikhism
85(18)
Simranjit Singh Mann and India's Assassinations
87(7)
Sikh and Hindu Justifications for Violence
94(9)
6 Armageddon in a Tokyo Subway
103(18)
Takeshi Nakamura and the Aum Shinrikyo Assault
106(7)
Can Buddhist Violence Be Justified?
113(8)
The Logic of Religious Violence
7 Theater of Terror
121(27)
Performance Violence
124(4)
Setting the Stage
128(7)
A Time to Kill
135(6)
Reaching the Audience
141(7)
8 Cosmic War
148(19)
Grand Scenarios
152(6)
Symbolic War
158(5)
When Symbols Become Deadly
163(4)
9 Martyrs and Demons
167(23)
Sacrificial Victims
168(6)
The Invention of Enemies
174(7)
America as Enemy
181(4)
Satanization and the Stages of Empowerment
185(5)
10 Warriors' Power
190(29)
Empowering Marginal Men
191(7)
Why Guys Throw Bombs
198(12)
Fighting for the Rule of God
210(9)
11 The Mind of God
219(32)
Empowering Religion
221(7)
Postmodern Terror
228(5)
Destroying Violence
233(18)
Notes 251(30)
Interviews and Correspondence 281(4)
Bibliography 285(20)
Index 305

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