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Understanding Apocalyptic Terrorism : Countering the Radical Mindset.

By: Flannery, Frances L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Political Violence: Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (289 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781315771168.Subject(s): Political violence - Religious aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Understanding Apocalyptic Terrorism : Countering the Radical MindsetDDC classification: 363.325 Online resources: Click here to view book
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I Roots of the apocalyptic worldview -- 1 The original Book of Revelation -- 2 By this sign you will conquer: transformations of the Book of Revelation -- PART II The apocalyptic formula and terrorism -- 3 How not to make a terrorist: peaceful vs. radical apocalypticism -- 4 "One who swims in the sea does not fear rain": Al Qaeda and Sunni radical apocalypticism -- 5 The case of the self- declared "Islamic State": ISIS/ISIL -- 6 "The Lord God is a Man of War": Christian Identity teaching and radical apocalyptic terrorism -- 7 The humanpox versus green fire: eco-terrorists and eco-activists -- 8 Bringing Armageddon: Aum Shinrikyo -- PART III Conclusion -- 9 Creating peace in an apocalyptic moment -- Index.
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I Roots of the apocalyptic worldview -- 1 The original Book of Revelation -- 2 By this sign you will conquer: transformations of the Book of Revelation -- PART II The apocalyptic formula and terrorism -- 3 How not to make a terrorist: peaceful vs. radical apocalypticism -- 4 "One who swims in the sea does not fear rain": Al Qaeda and Sunni radical apocalypticism -- 5 The case of the self- declared "Islamic State": ISIS/ISIL -- 6 "The Lord God is a Man of War": Christian Identity teaching and radical apocalyptic terrorism -- 7 The humanpox versus green fire: eco-terrorists and eco-activists -- 8 Bringing Armageddon: Aum Shinrikyo -- PART III Conclusion -- 9 Creating peace in an apocalyptic moment -- Index.

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Flannery (religion, James Madison Univ.) proposes an interesting and alluring case for what she calls "cultural counter-terrorism" in the effort to understand and oppose violent terrorism that arises from an apocalyptic mind-set. Central to her argument is demonstrating that during the Middle Ages, apocalypticism developed from a pacific to a militant perspective and in modern times has become linked to religious-political movements that espouse and practice violence to achieve their goals. Considering "radical apocalypticism" to consist of the conviction of a revelation about divine intervention to overcome evil in the world and thus change history and "terrorism" to be the use of violence in pursuit of religious, social, and political aims, she tests her theory by applying it in cross-cultural fashion to al Qaeda, ISIS, the Iraqi Madhi Army, Hezbollah, Christian Identity, eco-terrorists, and Aum Shinrikyo. Because apocalyptic thinking can forgo or espouse terrorist activity, Flannery suggests that intelligence, police, and military efforts offer immediate or short-term solutions that deal with specific terrorist groups but not the ideology underlying terrorism, whereas an interdisciplinary focus on cultural factors offers the hope of "reimagining apocalypticism in a peaceful key." Summing Up: Recommended. Most levels/libraries. --Larry J. Alderink, Concordia College

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<p>Frances L. Flanneryis Professor of Religion and Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Terrorism and Peace (CISTP), James Madison University, USA, and author of Dreamers, Scribes and Priests: Jewish Dreams in the Hellenistic and Roman Eras (2004) and co-editor (with Rodney Werline) of Experientia, Volume One: Inquiry into Religious Experience in Early Judaism and Early Christianity (2008).</p>

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