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Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

James Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Religiously motivated terrorism is a religious phenomenon; thus the psychology of religiously motivated terrorism is the psychology of religion. For many decades the author of this book has been ... More


Handbook of Jewish Literature from Late Antiquity, 135–700 CE

Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Yehudah Cohn, and Fergus Millar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265222
eISBN:
9780191771873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265222.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From major seminal works such as the Mishnah or the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds, to Biblical commentaries, translations of Biblical books into Aramaic or relatively little-known mystical, ... More


How to Read the Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature—Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference, and What It Means for Faith Today

Steven L. McKenzie

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195161496
eISBN:
9780199850419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161496.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

More people read the Bible than any other book. Indeed, many try to live their lives according to its words. The question is, do they understand what they're reading? As this book shows, quite often ... More


The Problem of the End

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with an introduction of the sociological concepts underlying this study. It suggests that people make rational choices about religion, weighing costs and benefits: they seek to ... More


Pentecostalism and the End Times

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how Pentecostal churches are pulled toward and away from accommodation with society as they seek to exercise ministries of miraculous healing and non-eschatological prophecy. It ... More


Living with the End

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the different strategies used by leaders and members of Kensington Temple with regard to the subject of the End Times. It examines the “official” treatment of apocalyptic ... More


Millenarians

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the small number of textbook millenarians in the congregation — people who were confident that Jesus would return in their lifetimes. It presents the story of Maureen, a woman ... More


(Re)Imagining the Governance of Globalization

Richard Falk

in International Society and its Critics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265206
eISBN:
9780191601866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265208.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Part Three of the book turns to the question of international society and international relations after September 11, starting with a chapter by Richard Falk, who argues that international society ... More


 Prophecy and History

Niels Christian Hvidt

in Christian Prophecy: The Post-Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195314472
eISBN:
9780199785346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314472.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Prophecy plays an important role in the Old Testament. This importance does not end but continues throughout early Judaism, albeit under different forms and genres such as apocalyptic literature, ... More


The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Charles B. Strozier, David M. Terman, James W. Jones, and Katherine A. Boyd

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book sheds light on the psychology of fundamentalism, with a particular focus on those who become extremists and fanatics. What accounts for the violence that emerges among some fundamentalist ... More


Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Stephen Spector

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

Most observers attribute evangelical Christians’ bedrock support for Israel to the apocalyptic belief that the Jews must return to Israel as a precondition for Christ’s Second Coming. But the actual ... More


The Apocalyptic

Charles B. Strozier and Katharine Boyd

in The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows that the apocalyptic provides a specific narrative with historical continuity. That narrative may also include a group ideology, particularly one that is paranoid. The apocalyptic ... More


The Charismatic Leader and the Totalism of Conversion

Charles B. Strozier, Katharine Boyd, and James W. Jones

in The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with a discussion of the relationship between the charismatic leader and the members of the group, which emboldens both parties' conviction and reaffirms each individual's sense ... More


Fundamentalism and the Paranoid Gestalt

David M. Terman

in The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a cognitive—affective pattern of individual and group psychological organization, called the paranoid gestalt, which is the essential structure of the fundamentalist mindset. ... More


The Apocalyptic Other

Charles B. Strozier

in The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The apocalyptic is the death-drenched dimension of the fundamentalist mindset. Among religious fundamentalist believers there is nothing more basic to their belief system than hope for the coming (or ... More


Eternal Warfare: Violence on the Mind of American Apocalyptic Christianity

James W. Jones

in The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with a brief review of research on the psychology of violence and the connection between violent media, particularly video games, and violent behavior. It also briefly reviews ... More


THE DIVINE TERRORIST: Religion and Violence in American Apocalyptic Christianity

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“The Divine Terrorist: Religion and Violence in American Apocalyptic Christianity.” Through an analysis of the psychological-religious themes found in the popular novels the Left Behind series, this ... More


Conclusion: A Fundamentalist Mindset?

James W. Jones

in The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the discussions in the preceding chapters. The argument of this book simultaneously narrows and broadens some common terms. Fundamentalism is not simply the orthodox or ... More


Apocalyptic Futures: Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Russell Samolsky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234790
eISBN:
9780823241248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book sets out to articulate a new theory and textual practice of the relation between literary reception and embodiment by arguing that certain modern literary texts have apocalyptic futures. ... More


 Religion and Natural Selection: Fear, Anger, and Religious Territorialism

Robert C. Fuller

in Spirituality in the Flesh: Bodily Sources of Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369175
eISBN:
9780199871186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369175.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Emotional programs are a prime example of how natural selection designed our brains to respond to environmental challenges. Biological and psychological studies of an emotion such as fear thus tell ... More


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