Terror in the Mind of God by Mark Juergensmeyer
(Comparative Studies in Religion and Society)

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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.
 

About Mark Juergensmeyer

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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).
 
Published September 1, 2003 by University of California Press. 336 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History. Non-fiction

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This dark, enthralling book not only documents the global rise of religious terrorism but seeks to understand the odd attraction of religion and violence. Juergensmeyer bases his study on scholarl

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[Author's note: My apologies in advance to anyone who is offended by my point of view on the existence--or not--of God.

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