Dying for Heaven: Holy Pleasure and Suicide Bombers—Why the Best Qualities of Religion Are…

Paperback | September 7, 2010

byAriel Glucklich

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In Dying for Heaven, Georgetown scholar and advisor to the defense community Ariel Glucklich explains the religious motivation of terrorism. This provocative work of political science argues that the very best qualities of religion—its ability to make people feel good and bring them together—are in fact its most dangerous. Glucklich, author of Sacred Pain and Climbing Chamundi Hill, offers a new understanding of religion and provides a vision for preventing further religiously-inspired violence.

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In Dying for Heaven, Georgetown scholar and advisor to the defense community Ariel Glucklich explains the religious motivation of terrorism. This provocative work of political science argues that the very best qualities of religion—its ability to make people feel good and bring them together—are in fact its most dangerous. Glucklich, a...

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Religion and the Motivation Behind TerrorismDying for Heaven reveals a groundbreaking theory of religion andreligious destructiveness, providing the key for understanding thereligious drive to self-destruct, and offering a new vision forpreventing further religiously inspired violence.

Ariel Glucklich is a professor at Georgetown University. He is the author ofSacred Pain: Hurting the Body for the Sake of the Soul,Climbing Chamundi Hill, andThe Strides of Vishnu.

other books by Ariel Glucklich

Sacred Pain: Hurting the Body for the Sake of the Soul
Sacred Pain: Hurting the Body for the Sake of the Soul

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:September 7, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006143082X

ISBN - 13:9780061430824

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“[Dying for Heaven] is more than 300 pages of gripping analysis about the inner motivations—the high-octane rocket fuel—within religion.”