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The Fundamentalist MindsetPsychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History$
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Charles B. Strozier, David M. Terman, James W. Jones, and Katherine A. Boyd

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195379655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.001.0001

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The Apocalyptic

The Apocalyptic

Chapter:
(p.29) 3 The Apocalyptic
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The Fundamentalist Mindset
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Charles B. Strozier (Contributor Webpage)

Katharine Boyd

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.003.0003

This chapter shows that the apocalyptic provides a specific narrative with historical continuity. That narrative may also include a group ideology, particularly one that is paranoid. The apocalyptic indulges in dualistic thinking, violent images and a desire for the end of the world, a discourse wherein one's paranoia and rage are explained, justified and given direction. The apocalyptic provides fertile soil for the violent potentials in the fundamentalist mindset.

Keywords:   time, death, violence, fundamentalism, fundamentalist mindset, apocalyptic thinking

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