Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence

Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence

Paperback Comparative Studies in Religion and Society (Paperback)

By (author) Mark Juergensmeyer

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 226mm x 20mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520240111
  • ISBN 13: 9780520240117
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 17 b/w photographs
  • Sales rank: 115,288

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Completely revised and updated, this new edition of Terror in the Mind of God incorporates 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.

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Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Sociology and Director of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the winner of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for 2003 in the religion category and the author of The New Cold War? Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State (California, 1993), and Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution (California, 2002), and editor of Global Religions: An Introduction (2003).

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"Written well and engagingly for a popular audience."--Jonathan Groner, "Washington Post Book World"