Understanding Religious Violence: Thinking Outside the Box on Terrorism

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Ashgate, 2004 - Political Science - 173 pages
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There is a long-standing fear of that which is not understood. Since September 11, 2001 the fear surrounding the violent elements of religion has led to heightened tensions. Research is thus essential to counteract the effects of religious xenophobia. In this book, J.P. Larsson investigates religious violence, terrorism and armed conflict in order to deliver the understanding required for a more peaceful world and to allow a new framework of conflict transformation. This multi-disciplinary text should be of interest to those in the fields of international relations, theology and sociology.

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