The author has done a good job with this topic and his research and interviews are extensive.
Violent activists view their terrorist acts as part of a larger spiritual confrontation, a battle between good and evil, between God and God's enemies.
Understanding the internal logic of their cosmic systems is one of the most important aspects one can derive from this book.
Balanced,comprehensive examination of the motivations of religious terrorists. Clearly outlines the connection between religion and violence drawing distinctions between religious... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hughmuso
Using it for my class and haven't read it yet, can't wait for my class to start and use it soon.Published 3 months ago by GirlOfTheory99
I bought this book for a class I took here in Santa Fe, NM and it is shockingly good.Published 8 months ago by Mermaid
Got this for my college theology class, only read it cuz the teacher assigned us too. Well written but boringPublished 10 months ago by Bakir
Juergensmeyer straddles religious traditions to find common threads of violence. Fundamentalist, overly-rigid/simplistic philosophical reactions to technological and societal... Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. Randolph
The book is well written and will etch in your mind how determined the terrorists are. It reminded me of the writings of Truman Capote in "In Cold Blood"
I wish the author... Read more
It points out some of the hypocrisy in organized religion. There are some scary similarities consistent with all faiths and we have to be careful not to cross the line in defense... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Chris
This book is on my reading list here at UNR, and it is one of the VERY few that didn't disappoint.
It is honest, frank and shares an inside look into the minds of... Read more