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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


Concluding Remarks

Jacqueline Mariña

in Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199206377
eISBN:
9780191709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206377.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter stresses the importance of Schleieramacher's achievement for contemporary thought about both ethics and the relation between ethics and religion. Contemporary issues such as ... More


History and Ideology in the Old Testament: Biblical Studies at the End of a Millennium

James Barr

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269878
eISBN:
9780191600401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269870.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Is the Bible historically true? Or are its narratives the expression of the ideologies of partisan groups far removed in time from the events depicted? The questions are not new, but are now being ... More


The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Solomon Schimmel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book is a passionate yet analytical critique of and polemic against Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scriptural fundamentalists. It examines the ways in which otherwise intelligent and bright Jews, ... More


Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Gerhard Bowering (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In sixteen concise chapters on key topics, this book provides a rich, authoritative, and up-to-date introduction to Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, presenting essential ... More


Faith and Its Critics: A Conversation

David Fergusson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199569380
eISBN:
9780191702051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569380.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book discusses numerous wide-ranging, topical issues of faith, using various illustrations from contemporary life. It provides a historical, social, and rhetorical context for the ‘new atheism’, ... More


Prologue: The Pope of Presbyterianism

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Prologue argues for the importance of Charles Hodge in nineteenth-century American Protestantism through his publications (including forty years as the editor of the Biblical Repertory and ... More


Paisley: Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland

Steve Bruce

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281022
eISBN:
9780191712760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281022.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ian Paisley is unique in having founded his own church and party, and led both to success. The Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster (FPCU) now has 150 congregations worldwide. The Democratic Unionist ... More


Introduction

Charles B. Strozier and David 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/9780195379655.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with the proposal that there is a psychology of fundamentalism, a mindset that transcends its particularity in contemporary religious movements. It argues that the ... More


Definitions and Dualisms

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/9780195379655.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The fundamentalist mindset, wherever it occurs, is composed of distinct characteristics, including dualistic thinking; paranoia and rage in a group context; an apocalyptic orientation that ... More


 The Politics of Religion and the Morality of Globalization

Abdullahi A. An‐Na'im

in Religion in Global Civil Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195188356
eISBN:
9780199785247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188356.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay questions whether economic globalization and global civil society work against each other or in concert. Examining Islamic fundamentalism, Hindu nationalism, and Liberation Theology, it ... 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


Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies: The Historical Background

Nader Hashemi

in Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195321241
eISBN:
9780199869831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321241.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter provides a historical context through which to examine the struggle for democracy in Muslim societies. It re‐examines the relationship between religion and political development through ... More


 Standing on the Word: Pentecostal Theologies

Ogbu Kalu

in African Pentecostalism: An Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195340006
eISBN:
9780199867073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340006.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter begins with a discussion of the relationship between African Pentecostalism and fundamentalism. It then discusses prosperity theology, prosperity in African imagination and theology, ... More


JIHADISM IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE: Psychological Themes in Religiously Motivated Terrorism

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/9780195335972.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“Jihadism in Comparative Perspective: Psychological Themes in Religiously Motivated Terrorism.” This chapter has two goals: first, to describe salient psychological-religious themes found in the ... 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


 Christian Biblical Fundamentalism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, the belief in the physical resurrection of Jesus, and the theology and practices of serpent‐handling sects. This chapter points out the ... More


 Muslim Koranic Fundamentalism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the Islamic belief that the Koran (Qur'an) was authored by Allah and revealed to Muhammad via the angel Gabriel, and dissects the alleged ‘proofs’ for Koranic divinity. The ... More


 On “Defundamentalizing” Fundamentalists

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter points out some of the negative consequences of scriptural fundamentalisms such as homophobia, gender inequality; religious intolerance; self‐righteousness; intellectual ... More


 Ritual and Sincerity

Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller, Michael J. Puett, and Bennett Simon

in Ritual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336009
eISBN:
9780199868933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336009.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter turns directly to the tension between sincerity and ritual. Sincerity often appears as a reaction against the perceived hypocrisy of ritual; these reactions in turn tend to ritualize ... More


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