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Blood That Cries Out From the EarthThe Psychology of Religious Terrorism$
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James Jones

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195335972

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.001.0001

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INTRODUCTION: RELIGION, PSYCHOLOGY, AND TERRORISM

INTRODUCTION: RELIGION, PSYCHOLOGY, AND TERRORISM

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(p.xiii) INTRODUCTION: RELIGION, PSYCHOLOGY, AND TERRORISM
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Blood That Cries Out From the Earth
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Jones James W

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0001

“Introduction: Religion, Psychology, and Terrorism.” Focusing on both the dynamics of individual personalities and the diversity of religious traditions, this is a clinical psychology of religion, written by a clinical psychologist who is also a professor of religion and who as been involved in teaching and research on religious terrorism for some time. This chapter introduces contemporary relational psychoanalytic theory and emphasizes the importance of understanding religion for understanding religious terrorism. Primary motivation for this book is the question of what the psychology of religious terrorism tells us about religion.

Keywords:   psychology of religion, religious terrorism, relational psychoanalytic theory

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