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Sacred Fury: Understanding Religious Violence by [Selengut, Charles]
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Sacred Fury distills Charles Selengut 's vast knowledge of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam into a lucid and meticulously executed work. Selengut more than succeeds in presenting the complexities of religiously motivated violence in this readable textbook. An exemplary educational tool for undergraduates, graduate students, and the general public, Sacred Fury is a must read for those concerned with the issues of religious fundamentalism and violence.--Jeffrey Kaplan, University of Wisconsin

Sacred Fury helps us understand one of the most disturbing and perplexing phenomena of modern life-the emergence of religious violence as a major factor in world affairs. Selengut surveys the literature in the field and rightly focuses on the idea of sacred war as religion's potent contribution to charged political encounters. He brings psychological perspectives to bear in helping us understand how marginalized people, adopting religious images of divine conquest, engage in terrorism and other acts of public violence out of a sense of spiritual mission. This will be a helpful volume both for classroom use and public discussion. It helps us think anew about the causes of religious violence and how we should appropriately respond.--Mark Juergensmeyer, Professor of Sociology and Global Studies, University of California

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Charles Selengut is professor of sociology at Drew University and editor of Jewish-Muslim Encounters and Jewish Identity in the Postmodern Age.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 994 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 2 edition (7 April 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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