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Veronica Ward is associate professor of political science at Utah State University.
Richard Sherlock is professor of philosophy at Utah State University.
Richard Sherlock and Veronica Ward
Chapter 1: Religious Terrorism and Monotheism
Chapter 2: Martyrdom in the Three Monotheistic Religions: Historical Survey and Analysis Veronica Ward
Chapter 3: From Religion to Terror: Christian Fundamentalism and Extremism
Chapter 4: Jewish and North American Protestant Religious Violence: Contemporary Variations on an Ancient Theme
Chapter 5: How Religious is “Islamic” Religious Terrorism?
John David Payne, Donna Lee Bowen and Joseph Woolstenhulme
Chapter 6: Hasan Al-Banna, the Art of Death and Contemporary Muslim Ideologies of Martyrdom
Chapter 7: The Role of Religion and Religious Teachings in Al-Qaeda
The urgent necessity of understanding exactly how contemporary terrorism is motivated by monotheism is the focus of this important collection. The topic requires conceptual clarification, doctrinal precision and historical attention to the interplay between doctrine and political and cultural circumstances. These essays, taken individually and as a whole, get the mix of these tasks just right, and the result is an important and readable contribution to the discussion. Required reading-not only for policy makers dealing with security concerns, but also for all the religiously serious descendants of Abraham.
— Joseph Boyle, St. Michael's College
This is a fine collection of essays that takes seriously the religious beliefs that percolate beneath the purveyors of global terrorism. But it does so with a level of sophistication, careful scholarship, and respectful analysis that is rarely found among scholars and activists who often write and opine on this subject.
— Francis J. Beckwith, Baylor University