- A groundbreaking approach to understanding Religious Terrorism
and the connection between Religion and Violence, blending insights from religious studies with Clinical Psychology.
- Explores the Psychology behind Religious Terrorism and the connection between Religion and
- Discusses in-depth Religious Terrorism and the role of Religious Violence
in Jihad, in Japanese Buddhism (Aum Shinrikyo) and American Apocalyptic Christianity.
by a scholar knowledgeable about and sensitive to the nuances of religious phenomena.
a (primarily psychological) analysis of Religious Terrorism in order to aid in our understanding of it.
- Author brings a unique combination of strengths to this project: several decades experience teaching Religious Studies
in a secular, state university, an approach to this topic from a world-religions perspective and not just a single religious
tradition; training, licensure, and years of research and practice in Clinical Psychology, including work with law enforcement
officers and inmates in a maximum security prison.
"An astonishing tour de force… A gift to all of
us who hope to understand and reduce terrorist violence." - Jessica Stern, Author
of Terror in the Name of God.
"A complex and nuanced book… with high intelligence
and great sensitivity… A masterful psychology of religious terrorism." - Charles
B. Strozier, Author of Apocalypse and Director of the Center on Terrorism, John Jay College, New York.