Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £16.10

Save £0.85 (5%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sacred Fury: Understanding Religious Violence by [Selengut, Charles]
Kindle App Ad

Sacred Fury: Understanding Religious Violence Kindle Edition


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£16.10

Length: 252 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Kindle Books from 99p
Load up your Kindle library before your next holiday -- browse over 500 Kindle Books on sale from 99p until 31 August, 2016. Shop now

Product Description

Review

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

About the Author

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

Product details

  • 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
  • ASIN: B00EORHUXU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,239,932 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.co.uk.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: HASH(0x96b4f750) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Sailorfly12 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Its an intellectual book that makes you think. I'm reading it for class and I love it, it will help you if you want to expand your world view.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9740eeac) out of 5 stars Five Stars 2 Oct. 2014
By Cassandra Helenek - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is constructed like an informal text book.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know
click to open popover