Violence on the Mind of American Apocalyptic Christianity
This chapter begins with a brief review of research on the psychology of violence and the connection between violent media, particularly video games, and violent behavior. It also briefly reviews some of the psychological themes found in violent religious groups across religious traditions. This will be followed by a description of some of the violent imagery found in the Left Behind novels and the video game “Left Behind: Eternal Forces”, based on the series. This will underscore the thematic similarities between these examples of Christian media and the texts of violence found in violent and terroristic religious groups.
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