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

James Jones


Religiously motivated terrorism is a religious phenomenon; thus the psychology of religiously motivated terrorism is the psychology of religion. For many decades the author of this book has been working in the discipline of the psychology of religion as both a professor of religious studies and a practicing clinical psychologist. Here he applies that work to the topic of religious terrorism, addressing it from both perspectives. Both the clinician’s concern with the dynamics of individual personalities and the scholar’s knowledge of the diversity and complexity of the religious life enter into ... More

Keywords: terrorism, religious terrorism, religion and violence, psychology of religion, fundamentalism, jihadists, Aum Shrinrikyo, apocalyptic Christianity, Left Behind books

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195335972
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Jones, author
Department of Religion, Rutgers University
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