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The Resource Political violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam : from holy war to modern terror, Jonathan Fine

Political violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam : from holy war to modern terror, Jonathan Fine

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Political violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam : from holy war to modern terror
Title
Political violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Title remainder
from holy war to modern terror
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Fine
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Language
eng
Summary
Religious political violence is by no means a new phenomenon, yet there are critical differences between the various historical instances of such violence and its more current permutations. Since the mid-1970s, religious fundamentalist movements have been seeking to influence world order by participating in local political systems. For example, Islamic fundamentalism is at the heart of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Christian fundamental right wing has seen a resurgence in Europe, and Jewish fundamentalism is behind the actions of Meir Kahane{u2019}s Kach movement and the settler movement. The shift in recent years from secular to religious political violence necessitates a reevaluation of contemporary political violence and of the concept of religious violence. This text analyzes the evolution of religious political violence, in both historical and contemporary perspectives. Since religious political violence events are usually associated with the term 2terrorism,3 the book first analyzes the origins of this controversial term and its religious manifestations. It then outlines and highlights the differences between secular and religious political violence, on ideological, strategic, and tactical levels, before comparing the concept of Holy War in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Lastly, it shows how modern radical monotheistic religious groups interpret and manipulate their religious sources and ideas to advocate their political agendas, including the practice of violence. A unique comparative study of religious political violence across Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, this text features many international case studies from the Crusades to the Arab Spring. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1958-
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Fine, Jonathan
Dewey number
303.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC328.6
LC item number
.F56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political violence
  • Religion and state
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Political violence
  • Religion and state
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Political violence
  • Religion and state
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Political violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam : from holy war to modern terror, Jonathan Fine
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1: The origins of political violence and "terror" -- Ancient and medieval concepts -- The rise of modern secular-agenda political violence -- The rise of modern religious-agenda political violence -- Part 2: The early origins of holy war in monotheism -- The origins of holy war in Judaism -- The origins of holy war in Christianity -- The attitudes toward Jihad in Medieval Islam -- Part 3: From holy war to modern terror -- The rise of modern religious violence in Judaism -- The rise of modern religious violence in Christianity -- The rise of modern religious violence in Islam
Control code
894625647
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 261 pages
Isbn
9781442247543
Lccn
2014044176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625647
Label
Political violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam : from holy war to modern terror, Jonathan Fine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1: The origins of political violence and "terror" -- Ancient and medieval concepts -- The rise of modern secular-agenda political violence -- The rise of modern religious-agenda political violence -- Part 2: The early origins of holy war in monotheism -- The origins of holy war in Judaism -- The origins of holy war in Christianity -- The attitudes toward Jihad in Medieval Islam -- Part 3: From holy war to modern terror -- The rise of modern religious violence in Judaism -- The rise of modern religious violence in Christianity -- The rise of modern religious violence in Islam
Control code
894625647
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 261 pages
Isbn
9781442247543
Lccn
2014044176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625647

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