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Terror In The Name Of God

Author : Jessica Stern
ISBN : 0061755397
Genre : Political Science
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For four years, Jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Traveling extensively—to refugee camps in Lebanon, to religious schools in Pakistan, to prisons in Amman, Asqelon, and Pensacola—she discovered that the Islamic jihadi in the mountains of Pakistan and the Christian fundamentalist bomber in Oklahoma have much in common. Based on her vast research, Stern lucidly explains how terrorist organizations are formed by opportunistic leaders who—using religion as both motivation and justification—recruit the disenfranchised. She depicts how moral fervor is transformed into sophisticated organizations that strive for money, power, and attention. Jessica Stern's extensive interaction with the faces behind the terror provide unprecedented insight into acts of inexplicable horror, and enable her to suggest how terrorism can most effectively be countered. A crucial book on terrorism, Terror in the Name of God is a brilliant and thought-provoking work.

In The Name Of God And Country

Author : Michael Fellman
ISBN : 9780300155013
Genre : Political Science
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Terror In The Mind Of God

Author : Mark Juergensmeyer
ISBN : 0520240111
Genre : Political Science
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This well-regarded look at the connection between religion and terrorism has been updated to include events of September 11, 2001. Its focus is to better understand how and why some people are willing to commit acts of violence in the name of their god(s) and a greater good.

With God On All Sides

Author : Douglas A. Hicks
ISBN : 019983105X
Genre : Religion
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Perhaps no other nation is or has ever been as religiously diverse as the United States. For elected officials, school principals, corporate leaders, and many others, this diversity poses unique challenges. Leaders bring their own faiths to public life, and they daily encounter followers of similar and different faiths. Good leadership must draw together people from varied backgrounds in order to achieve something in common. This is no simple task. How should leaders deal with menorahs and crosses, veils and turbans, prayers and holidays? How do they and their followers turn the cacophony of beliefs and practices into a kind of citizenship worthy of the American tradition of religious freedom? How can they honor the religious convictions of all Americans? In With God on All Sides, Douglas A. Hicks provides a roadmap for leaders as they traverse the post-9/11 landscape. Although the devout possess moral and spiritual resources that can enrich civic life, leaders must also be prepared to cope with nearly inevitable conflicts between people of different faiths. Yet wise leaders can find ways to transform the problem of diversity into an opportunity. Drawing on their moral and spiritual resources, Americans of all creeds have the capacity to enhance the quality of our civic debate. Their faith-based practices create occasions for mutual learning. Hicks tells the stories of how diverse Americans have transformed public controversies into cases of cooperation. The key to good leadership, Hicks writes, is to engage one another across lines of difference with a spirit of humility, build communication and trust, and offer an inclusive vision that is true to America's principles. Based on years of research and practical experience, With God on All Sides provides an invaluable and thought-provoking guide to leadership--and citizenship--in our devout and diverse nation.

Cursed In The Name Of God

Author : Brian Sorensen
ISBN : 094495829X
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A Story of abuse and terror where everyone let Brian and his five siblings down - looked the other way as they were terrorized daily.

Terror In The Mind Of God Fourth Edition

Author : Mark Juergensmeyer
ISBN : 9780520965164
Genre : Religion
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Why would anybody believe that God could sanction terrorism? Why has the rediscovery of religion’s power in recent years manifested in such a bloody way? What, if anything, can be done about it? Terror in the Mind of God, now in its fourth edition, answers these questions and more. Thoroughly revised and expanded, the book analyzes in detail terrorism related to almost all the world’s major religious traditions: European Christians who oppose Muslim immigrants; American Christians who support abortion clinic bombings and militia actions; Muslims in the Middle East associated with the rise of ISIS, al Qaeda, and Hamas; Israeli Jews who support the persecution of Palestinians; India's Hindus linked to assaults on Muslims in the state of Gujarat and Sikhs identified with the assassination of Indira Gandhi; and Buddhist militants in Myanmar affiliated with anti-Muslim violence and in Japan with the nerve gas attack in Tokyo’s subway. Drawing from extensive personal interviews, Mark Juergensmeyer takes readers into the mindset of those who perpetrate and support violence in the name of religion. Identifying patterns within these cultures of violence, he explains why and how religion and violence are linked and how acts of religious terrorism are undertaken not only for strategic reasons but to accomplish a symbolic purpose. Terror in the Mind of God continues to be an indispensible resource for students of religion and modern society.

Investigating Terrorism

Author : John Pearse
ISBN : 9781118316276
Genre : Psychology
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Investigating Terrorism takes a look behind the closeddoors of terrorist cases. Major players from the world ofcounter-terrorism, including politicians, lawyers, psychologistsand police, offer analyses of recent terror attacks and share theirknowledge of terrorist behaviour Deals with legal, psychological and practical issuessurrounding how to deal with a real life ‘ticking bomb’scenario Provides an insight into the most recent police model forinterviewing witnesses, victims and suspects Contains the latest analyses of recent terrorist attacksincluding the recent Norwegian tragedy carried out by terroristAnders Breivik Contains the views of major players in the world ofcounter-terrorism, including Lord Carlile, the former HMG’sIndependent Reviewer of Terrorist legislation, and Peter Clarke,the recently retired Head of Terrorist Investigations for theUK Incorporates recently-released findings from studiescommissioned by New Scotland Yard to study the effectiveness ofpolice interviews with terrorist suspects Includes chapters discussing the context in which people becomesuicide bombers

Denial

Author : Jessica Stern
ISBN : 9780062000118
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Denial is one of the most important books I have read in a decade....Brave, life-changing, and gripping as a thriller….A tour de force.” —Naomi Wolf One of the world’s foremost experts on terrorism and post-traumatic stress disorder, Jessica Stern has subtitled her book Denial, “A Memoir of Terror.” A brave and astonishingly frank examination of her own unsolved rape at the age of fifteen, Denial investigates how the rape and its aftermath came to shape Stern’s future and her work. The author of the New York Times Notable Book Terror in the Name of God, Jessica Stern brilliantly explores the nature of evil in an extraordinary volume that Louise Richardson, author of What Terrorists Want, calls, “Memorable, powerful and deeply courageous…a riveting read.”

Reforming The Doctrine Of God

Author : F. LeRon Shults
ISBN : 0802829880
Genre : Religion
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In dialogue with late modern developments in philosophy, science and biblical scholarship, "Reforming the Doctrine of God" explores the conceptual space opened up by three theological trajectories that have sought to recover traditional emphases on Infinity, Trinity and Futurity, and offers a reconstructive presentation of the Christian understanding and experience of the Gospel of divine knowing, acting and being.

The War On Terrorism And The Terror Of God

Author : Lee Griffith
ISBN : 0802828604
Genre : Political Science
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Uniquely relevant to a world shaken by recent acts of terror, this provocative analysis of our culture of violence calls people of faith back to the way of peace that has always been the proper Christian response to aggression. With the newspaper in one hand and the Bible in the other, Lee Griffith takes a frank look at the historical events and modern forces that contribute to terrorism. This is not a book about small guerrilla bands of terrorists nor about so-called "Islamic terrorists" -- it is a cogent, open-eyed analysis of a "worldwide epidemic of violence. In a discussion that will no doubt be controversial, Griffith argues that terrorism and counter-terrorism are identical phenomena when viewed at the spiritual level. To oppose terrorism with violence acknowledges the terrorist assumption that meaningful change is only possible through suffering and fear. Likewise, terrorism and counter-terrorism both employ similar God language to justify horrendous acts of violence. This is true not only of "rogue states" but also of Western leaders who use religious language on the eve of battle. In response to today's culture of terror, Griffith points the way to a theology of peace. He first looks at specific current events that contribute to terrorism. Next, he mines the history of the church to see how the tradition has responded to violence in the past. Finally, he probes the biblical texts for meaningful answers. The result is a stirring message for our day: rather than serving as an incitement to violence, the biblical concept of "the terror of God" stands as a renunciation of all violence -- and of death itself. Posing a radical faith for radical times, "The War onTerrorism and the Terror of God is sure to generate discussion from every quarter.

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