Blood That Cries Out from the Earth by James Jones
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Blood That Cries Out from the Earth
By James Jones

Blood That Cries Out from the Earth

The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

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Blood That Cries Out from the Earth by James Jones

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Religious terrorism has become the scourge of the modern world. What causes a person to kill innocent strangers in the name of religion? As both a clinical psychologist and an authority on comparative religion, James W. Jones is uniquely qualified to address this increasingly urgent question. Research on the psychology of violence shows that several factors work to make ordinary people turn "evil." These include feelings of humiliation or shame, a tendency to see the world in black and white, and demonization or dehumanization of other people. Authoritarian religion or "fundamentalism," Jones shows, is a particularly rich source of such ideas and feelings, which he finds throughout the writings of Islamic jihadists, such as the 9/11 conspirators. Jones goes on to apply this model to two very different religious groups that have engaged in violence: Aum Shinrikyo, the Buddhist splinter group behind the sarin gas attacks in the Tokyo subway system, and members of the extreme religious right in the U.S. who have advocated and committed violence against abortion providers. Jones notes that not every adherent of an authoritarian group will turn to violence, and he shows how theories of personality development can explain why certain individuals are easily recruited to perform terrorist acts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195335972
ISBN-10: 019533597X
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Jones

James W. Jones is Professor of Religion and Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology, at Rutgers University.

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