Apocalyptic Faith And Political Violence: Prophets of Terror by J. Rinehart

Apocalyptic Faith And Political Violence: Prophets of Terror

byJ. Rinehart, James F Rinehart

Paperback | January 18, 2011

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$50.95

Earn 255 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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.

About The Author

James F. Rinehart is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Troy University.
A Kingdom Rises
A Kingdom Rises

by J. D. Rinehart

$23.57$25.99

In stock online

Available in stores

Nclex-rn Practice Questions Exam Cram
Nclex-rn Practice Questions Exam Cram

by Wilda Rinehart

$29.53$36.99

In stock online

Not available in stores

The Lost Realm
The Lost Realm

by J. D. Rinehart

$22.75$23.99

In stock online

Available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Apocalyptic Faith And Political Violence: Prophets of TerrorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:January 18, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230108733

ISBN - 13:9780230108738

Customer Reviews of Apocalyptic Faith And Political Violence: Prophets of Terror

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Terrorism and Prophecy * The Rise of Millenarian Terror * The Mediating Role of the Prophet * Alienation and the Quest for Renewal * Identity and Apocalyptic Violence

Editorial 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