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Religious Fundamentalism and Political Extremism : Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions (Paperback) - Ami Pedahzur

Religious Fundamentalism and Political Extremism

Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions (Paperback)

By: Ami Pedahzur (Editor), Leonard B. Weinberg (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th March 2004
ISBN: 9780714683942
Number Of Pages: 178

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Contributors to this volume explore the relationships between fundamentalist religious belief, political extremism and outbreaks of religiously inspired violence. Is the post-Cold War world increasingly violent and is this violence the result of increasingly strident religious understandings of how societies should be organised? The contributors to this volume do not always agree on the answers to these questions. But they do agreee the questions themselves are among the most important to be posed in the early years of the 21st century.

Introductionp. 1
The Return of Martyrdom: Honour, Death and Immortalityp. 11
Two Religious Meaning Systems, One Political Belief System: Religiosity, Alternative Religiosity and Political Extremismp. 35
Religious Violence and the Myth of Fundamentalismp. 55
The Uniqueness of Islamic Fundamentalism and the Fourth Wave of International Terrorismp. 71
Jewish Self-Defence and Terrorist Groups Prior to the Establishment of the State of Israel: Roots and Traditionsp. 91
Counting the Causes and Dynamics of Ethnoreligious Violencep. 119
Reflections on Fascism and Religionp. 145
Abstractsp. 167
About the Contributorsp. 171
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9780714683942
ISBN-10: 0714683949
Series: Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 25th March 2004
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 16.87  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1