Apocalyptic Faith and Political Violence: Prophets of Terror

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Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 3, 2006 - Political Science - 226 pages
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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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Apocalyptic Political Violence: Prophets of Terror that is important and original analysis of three terrorist movements, examines the functional relationship politic that mean was marked by artful ... Read full review

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

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