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Apocalyptic Faith and Political Violence Prophets of Terror

by James F. Rinehart

Apocalyptic Faith and Political Violence Prophets of Terror Synopsis

This study examines the functional relationship between millenarian-inspired terrorism and the process of political change. Through an exhaustive investigation of late Twentieth-century movements, Aum Shinrikyo, Sendero Luminoso and Hezbollah, it concludes that in each case, apocalyptic expectations performed a significant group mobilization, leadership and therapeutic function.

Apocalyptic Faith and Political Violence Prophets of Terror Press Reviews

'James Rinehart's important and original analysis of three terrorist movements - Sendero Luminoso, Aum Shinrikyo, and Hezbollah - demonstrate their profound links to deeply embedded currents of millenarian religion and culture. This is a work of rich scholarship that will challenge and stimulate students of terrorism and political violence.' - Michael Barkun, Professor of Political Science, the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, USA

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230108738
Publication date: 18th January 2011
Author: James F. Rinehart
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 226 pages
Categories: International relations, Terrorism, armed struggle, Political science & theory,

About James F. Rinehart

JAMES F. RINEHART is an Associate Professor at Troy University, USA.

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