The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

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This penetrating book sheds light on the psychology of fundamentalism, with a particular focus on those who become extremists and fanatics. What accounts for the violence that emerges among some fundamentalist groups? The contributors to this book identify several factors: a radical dualism, in which all aspects of life are bluntly categorized as either good or evil; a destructive inclination to interpret authoritative texts, laws, and teachings in the most literal of terms; an extreme and totalized conversion experience; ...

The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195379655

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The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195379662

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