Zealotry and Vengeance: Quest of a Religious Identity Group

Zealotry and Vengeance: Quest of a Religious Identity Group : Quest of a Religious Identity Group

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On November 4, 1995 the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin left Israeli society shocked and bewildered by the reemergence of religiously motivated political violence in an age of secularism. In Zealotry and Vengeance Samuel Peleg analyzes the social, political, and structural motivations and conditions that have encouraged this resurgence of religious violence.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 210 pages
  • 149.9 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 158.76g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739103326
  • 9780739103326

About Samuel Peleg

Samuel Peleg teaches at Tel Aviv University and the College of Tel Aviv in Jaffa.show more

Review quote

This book skillfully uses conflict theory and social movement theory to understand zealotry and vengeance. The author has the courage to analyze the growth of these tendencies in his own Israeli society. -- William A. Gamson, Boston College From an interdisciplinary perspective, Peleg presents new, seminal observations regarding the connections between societal legitimacy and democracy with domestic conflict. By focusing on religion-based revitalization movements as identity groups, Peleg ... challenge[s] the adequacy of the Realist state-centric paradigm for the study of conflict and violence in the global system. -- Harvey Starr, emeritus, University of South Carolina Peleg's book is an impressive scholarly work. It is based on a rich theoretical background, with authoritative use of Russell, Arendt, Parsons, Manheim, and Habermas. Mobilization ... judicious use of a clear theoretical framework, with a strong internal logic, places this composition on par with the major classical works that attempt to provide an explanation for Jewish political violence in Israel. Terrorism and Political Violence The judicious use of a clear theoretical framework, with a strong internal logic, places this composition on a par with the major classical works that attempt to provide an explanation for Jewish political violence in Israel. Terrorism and Political Violenceshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Propagating the Wrath of God Chapter 3 A Guide For The Perplexed: Religious-Political Violence Chapter 4 The Wrath of God: Who Propagates It? Chapter 5 The Wrath of God: Why Is It Propagated? Chapter 6 The Wrath of God: How Is It Propagated? Chapter 7 The Revitalized Identity Group as Actor Chapter 8 Religious-Political Violence in Israel-Where Is It Heading? Chapter 9 Postscript: The Abyss Looks Backshow more