Apocalyptic Faith And Political Violence: Prophets of Terror

Paperback | December 15, 2010

byJames F. Rinehart, James F Rinehart

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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.

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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 mobil...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 8.58 × 5.52 × 0.6 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230108733

ISBN - 13:9780230108738

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

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"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