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Palgrave Macmillan

Apocalyptic Faith and Political Violence

Prophets of Terror

ISBN 9780230259294
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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This study examines the functional relationship between millenarian-inspired terrorism and the process of political change. Through an exhaustive investigation of late twentieth-century movements - Aum Shinrikyo, Sendero Luminoso, and Hezbollah - it concludes that in each case, apocalyptic expectations performed a significant group mobilization, leadership and therapeutic function.

JAMES F. RINEHART is an Associate Professor at Troy University, USA.

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