Journal abstract: How do we make sense of a movement like the Islamic State, where violence and religion seem to be inextricably intertwined? Though observers sometimes accuse religion as causing[…]
Chapter summary In the wake of any terrorist attack, the immediate questions are who and why – who would do such a thing, and why they would want to do[…]
Publisher’s description Though much has been written about particular forms of violence related to religion, such as sacrificial rites and militant martyrdom, there have been few efforts to survey the[…]
This work explores the unique characteristics of religious violence and its causes.