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Blood That Cries Out from the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

By: James W. Jones

Price: $16.95

Publisher: New York ,USA, Oxford University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025638

ISBN: 019533597X

Condition: New


Religious terrorism has become the scourge of the modern world. What causes a person to kill innocent strangers in the name of religion? As both a clinical psychologist and an authority on comparative religion, James W. Jones is uniquely qualified to address this increasingly urgent question. Research on the psychology of violence shows that several factors work to make ordinary people turn "evil." These include feelings of humiliation or shame, a tendency to see the world in black and white, and demonization or dehumanization of other people. Authoritarian religion or "fundamental... View more info