- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 19, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195379667
- ISBN-13: 978-0195379662
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.9 x 6.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History
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"Is there a fundamentalist mind-set that leads to violence? The authors of this excellent volume answer yes. Their arguments are so full of insights that they will make this book the indispensable reference for future debates on this subject." --Marc Sageman, M.D., Ph.D., author of Leaderless Jihad
"This book succeeds admirably in laying out a distinctive set of criteria for understanding religious fundamentalism. Its great virtue is the care with which it deploys the methods and concepts of individual psychology in order to distinguish fundamentalist violence from religious faith." --Constantin Fasolt, Karl J. Weintraub Professor of History and the College, The University of Chicago
"The editors and contributors are to be congratulated for undertaking this interdisciplinary study... there is much here that can contribute to enhanced understanding of new religions and violence." --Nova Religio
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"[T]his is a very interesting and timely book deserving of wide attention...These are intelligent people, dealing intelligently with a very serious bu slippery subject. What these people have to tell us about the first eight years of their discussion is more than worthy."--Religion
About the Author
Charles B. Strozier is Professor of History and Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, John Jay College, and a practicing psychoanalyst.
David M. Terman is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and Director of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.
James W. Jones is Professor of Religion and adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University.
Katharine A. Boyd is a doctoral student at John Jay College, City University of New York.
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The last portion of the book sets aside the concerns of present-day literalists and reviews the past history of other fundamentalistic cults and their effect on society. Nazism, the French Revolution and the Hindi-Muslim conflicts in India all follow the patterns that were previously described in this text.
I strongly advise all Mental Health professionals and those who are actively involved with the actions of this sect to read this book thoroughly. One cannot deal with nor overcome an obstacle before one has a solid understanding of its cause. This series of essays provides that understanding